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IMPD releases bodycam and surveillance video from officer-involved shooting of murder suspect

Tavon Macklin is also facing charges of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and criminal recklessness connected to the officer-involved shooting.
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Tavon Macklin was wounded during an officer-involved shooting on Feb. 23, 2021.

INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD released video Thursday of an officer-involved shooting with a murder suspect from February.

Officers were tracking 21-year-old Tavon Macklin Feb. 23 when the SUV he was in tried to flee a traffic stop

After forcing the vehicle to a stop, police said Macklin left the vehicle from the passenger side and began firing at officers. In surveillance images from a church released by IMPD, the department said you can see Macklin pointing a gun at officers. They said he fired multiple shots.

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Surveillance video released by IMPD allegedly shows Tavon Macklin firing at officers on Feb. 23, 2021.

Metro police later said seven officers fired back at the suspect, wounding him and Macklin still managed to fire another shot before surrendering.

Three of the officers were wearing body-worn cameras that were recording at the time of the shooting.  

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An IMPD bodycam image of an officer-involved shooting from Feb. 23, 2021.

Macklin was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but his condition later became stable. He was arrested when he was released from the hospital on two outstanding felony robbery warrants.

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Police identified Macklin as the suspect in the Jan. 17 shooting death of 29-year-old Justin White on South Keystone Avenue. Macklin is currently facing charges of murder, robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon in the death of White.

Macklin is also facing charges of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and criminal recklessness connected to the February officer-involved shooting.

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A gun police said Tavon Macklin used to fire at officers attempting to arrest him Feb. 23, 2021.

IMPD Chief Randal Taylor released the names of the officers involved in Macklin's shooting as 18-year veteran Michael Antonelli, 6-year veteran Jai’dion Broader, 12-year veteran Christopher Cooper, 27-year veteran Brad Harvey, 12-year veteran Jered Hidlebaugh, 13-year veteran Jose Navarro, and 12-year veteran Lee Rabensteine.

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