1 killed in officer-involved shooting after lunging at police with knife

One person was killed in a officer-involved shooting in Avon on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (WISH photo)

AVON,Ind. (WISH) – One man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Avon Tuesday afternoon.

According to Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened in the 1200 block of Sheffield Drive.

Authorities have identified the man killed in the shooting as 29-year-old Bradley King.

No officers were injured in the incident.

Police say a man called 911 earlier Tuesday to speak to an officer, but called back and said he didn’t need to.

Officers responded but no one came to the door.

They received another call again around 2:45 p.m. but it was incomplete and when they called back, a male said it was accidental.

Two officers went to the home to check it out. While they were responding, they encountered King who had with a knife in the backyard. Deputies said King advanced rapidly at an officer with a knife and ignored several commands to drop the knife.

King lunged at an officer and an officer fired a shot. It hit the 29-year-old in the torso. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

“Our thoughts go out to the people that are involved. Obviously this is going to be a very tragic time for everybody that is involved. This is not the situation that anybody wants to be in,” said Amanda Goings with the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department.

Neighbors describe the area as very quiet and say this was the last thing they expected to happen on their street.

“Shocked. I really don’t even know the word for it. It is horrible, the whole situation. I feel for the family and friends. There is a lot of emotion,” said neighbor Rebecca Duh.


Officials say the are still investigating the shooting.