Carmel Police shoot suspect in Cedar Point neighborhood
Carmel Police officers shot a man who allegedly threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.
It happened in the 10000 block of Cedar Ridge Drive at around 3:15 am Monday. That's in the Cedar Point neighborhood just northeast of 96th and Ditch Road.
The couple called 911 after the suspect, 25-year-old Aaron David, allegedly made the threat over the phone. Police arrived at the home to take the report. David also arrived at the scene, and police pursued him in his car.
David pulled into a nearby driveway, got out of the car and began walking away from police. When officers told David to stop, David displayed a handgun. When he refused to put it down, officers shot him several times, striking him in the chest and abdomen.
"Officers gave numerous commands for him to stop. He refused to stop and continued to walk down the street. He refused to stop. When he finally did stop, he turned, displayed a handgun. Officers gave numerous commands for him to drop the handgun. After the suspect refused to drop the handgun, one officer shot the suspect," said Lt. Jeff Horner, Carmel Police.
Ballistic markers at the scene indicated at least four shell casings on the ground.
Police spent the next several hours carefully processing the scene. Five hours later, a tow truck finally hauled the car away as police start to close the book on this case and the neighborhood returns to normal.
Horner said David was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital on 86th Street, where he is undergoing surgery while in police custody.