INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Just a little over one week after IMPD Officer Perry Renn was killed in a shootout there was another shooting involving police and a suspect early Tuesday morning.
The officers are OK, but the 18-year-old man that was shot is in critical condition.
The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. near Harding and Pruitt streets in a neighborhood northwest of downtown.
This is a neighborhood police say has seen its share of violence in just the last few nights. Previously, a car was shot up and a person was shot.
That’s what prompted IMPD to put full time SWAT surveillance in the area.
Police were in an unmarked car when they saw a man fire a gun at a car with four people inside.
Officers got out of their car and identified themselves. At that point officers say the suspect, identified by police as Javon Wilkins, turned toward them with a gun in his hand.
One of the officers fired several shots at Wilkins. Investigators say it is not known at this time if Wilkins also fired at the officers.
Wilkins was taken to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds. He was listed in critical condition.
There is no indication yet if this shooting was related to any of the previous shootings in the area over the past three nights.
Police also stopped the car the suspect fired at to talk to the occupants in hopes of getting a clearer picture of what happened.
Not one in that car was hurt.