Man mistakenly shot by police: ‘Why did you shoot me?’


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man mistakenly shot by a police officer responding to an armed robbery says he didn’t know officers had arrived at his home until he was blinded by their flashlights after being shot.

Forty-eight-year-old Carl Williams said Friday he recalls “intense pain, falling on the ground and telling the police officers, ‘I am the homeowner. Why did you shoot me?”

The postal worker says he was in his garage with his handgun at his right side when he was shot early Tuesday.

Police have called his shooting “a tragic event.”

Williams had called 911, reporting a young man had pointed a gun at his wife and demanded her car keys.

His attorney, Richard Hailey, says police apparently didn’t identify themselves when they arrived just before an officer shot Williams.


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