Suspect Named, Photos Released in Tuesday’s Indianapolis Officer Involved Shooting

Updated: May 2

Tavon Macklin was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition Tuesday after an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement. His condition was upgraded to stable condition Wednesday.

Indianapolis Metro Police Dept.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) provided three photos, the suspect’s name and an update regarding the officer involved shooting that occurred Feb. 23 at 3300 Forest Manor Ave.

Just before 3:00 pm Tuesday, officers identified 21-year-old, Tavon Macklin in a vehicle traveling southbound on the 3300 block of Forest Manor Ave. Quick Response Force officers and Crime Gun Intelligence Center agents, in marked and unmarked vehicles, attempted a stop on the suspect vehicle, which stopped briefly before fleeing southbound for a short distance.

Officers used a pursuit intervention technique to stop the suspect vehicle. Macklin allegedly jumped out of the front passenger seat and immediately began firing a gun at officers, striking an occupied police vehicle.

Over the course of the incident, seven officers fired their weapons. Macklin was struck by officers during the exchange of gunfire. A SWAT medic was on the scene and immediately rendered first aid to Macklin until EMS arrived. Macklin was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition. His condition was upgraded to stable condition today.

At least three officers were equipped with body-worn cameras which were activated at the time of the shooting. None of the officers involved were injured. The female driver of the vehicle Macklin was riding in was detained and transported to a local hospital for examination. She has since been released from the hospital.

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