Kevin Hicks Killed by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

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Old Crime Scene Address:
1001 N Rural St
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Hicks was shot by an officer during a physical struggle at a gas station, according to authorities. The officer was responding to a call from Hicks's wife alleging that Hicks was hitting her. A witness reportedly claimed the officer started the struggle by striking Hicks first while handcuffing him. Authorities later said the officer tried to use a Taser on Hicks but that the weapon was knocked from his hand. The officer was treated for a bite to a hand and was being monitored for a possible concussion.

Victim's Name: Kevin Hicks

Agency Responsible: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 44

Race: Black

Date of Death: April 5, 2016

County: Marion

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Unknown

Armed: Unarmed/Did Not Have an Actual Weapon

Weapon: unarmed

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: Yes

Washington Post Database ID: 1438

Geography: Urban

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