UPDATE #1 – Friday, July 28, 2017, 3:19 PM
INDIANAPOLIS – On July 27, 2017, Detectives with the IMPD arrested 28-year-old, Jason Brown on suspicion of murder in the shooting and killing of Lt. Aaron Allan of the Southport Police Department. Lt. Allan was shot and killed in the line of duty while he rendered aid during a crash investigation. The passenger in the vehicle was interviewed as a witness and released by detectives. The Marion County Prosecutors Office will make a charging decision. This is still an active and ongoing investigation.
A Detective close to the investigation has expressed the following thoughts during this emotional investigation:
“I have never seen the support and willingness to come forward that I saw displayed during the investigation of the murder of Lt. Aaron Allen on July 27, 2017.…Many witnesses expressed their support for us as officers and expressed sadness and sympathy at the loss of Lt. Allen. I would like the citizens of Southport Indiana to know that their support for law enforcement officers and willingness to stand together as a community is exceptional. Thank you for making a difficult day a little easier!”
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 9:33 PM
HOMECROFT – The Southport Police Department is mourning the tragic loss of Lieutenant Aaron Allan who was killed in the line of duty after he was shot while trying to help.
July 27, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Lieutenant (Lt) Aaron Allan with the Southport Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of South Madison and Maynard avenues reference a crash with entrapment. A Homecroft police officer also responded.
As Lt. Allan approached the inverted vehicle to assist, shots were fired by one of the vehicle's occupants. Lt. Allan was struck by gunfire at least one time. EMS personnel responded and transported Lt. Allan to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition. Despite the best life-saving efforts of medical professionals at Eskenazi Hospital Lt. Allan was tragically pronounced dead.
The Homecroft police officer and an off-duty Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy, who had stopped to help, returned fire striking one of the individuals. Both people inside the car were taken to Eskenazi Hospital, one for injuries sustained from being shot, and the other from injuries believe sustained during the crash. Both occupants of the vehicle are being held at Eskenazi detention awaiting further investigation by homicide investigators.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Critical Incident Response Team, is handling the criminal and officer-involved shooting investigations.
Lt. Allan (38) has nearly 6-years of service with the Southport Police Department and over 20 years of law enforcement experience.
The Southport Police Department would like to thank the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Office of Mayor Joe Hogsett, Office of Southport Mayor Russell McClure, Indiana State Police, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Carmel Police Department, Lawrence Police Department, Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis Fire Department, Indianapolis Emergence Medical Services, Homecroft Police Department, and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Sent by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department