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VIDEO: IMPD officer shot in Fountain Square released from hospital

Officer Mangan has been in Eskenazi Hospital since being shot in the neck on Feb. 27.

INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD Officer Thomas Mangan was discharged from Eskenazi Hospital Friday.

Mangan has been in the hospital since the Feb. 27 shooting in Fountain Square that left him with serious injuries. According to IMPD, the gunshot caused significant damage to Mangan's laryngeal cartilage — commonly known as the "Adam's apple" — and voice box. He may not speak, swallow, or breathe normally again.

While leaving Eskenazi Hospital, Mangan said in sign language, “Tommy is very weak but God is your strength.” He also signed "thank you" to all those there to cheer him on as he walked out.

The man suspected of shooting him, 31-year-old Mylik Hill, has been charged in the incident. Hill made his initial court appearance Thursday morning and is facing two counts of attempted murder, six counts of resisting law enforcement, one count of criminal mischief and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.

Hill's bail bond is set at $250,000, but there is also a parole violation hold on Hill, so he will not be able to bail out of jail.

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Mylik Hill walks to his initial court hearing on Thursday, March 10, 2022.

Hill also was shot twice in the shoulder and once in the thigh by Ofc. Daniel Majors, who was Mangan's field training officer during the incident.

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IMPD encouraged the public to send get well soon cards to Mangan while he recovered. To date, IMPD Southeast District has received hundreds of cards from across the country.

We asked & you delivered 📬 In the past few days, hundreds of cards have been brought to Officer Mangan. We’ll...

Posted by IMPD News on Thursday, March 10, 2022

IMPD shared photos of dozens of the letters on display at the IMPD Southeast District Office.

The letters — from people young and old — implore Mangan to get well soon and thank him for his service to his city.

The Central Indiana Police Foundation also set up a way to support Mangan through monetary donations. To donate, click here.

   

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