On Thursday, July 27, Southport, Ind. Police Lt. Aaron Allan was shot and killed after arriving at the scene of a crash involving a car that had rolled over.
Lt. Allan and another officer began to check on two occupants who were still in the vehicle. Without warning, one of the occupants opened fire, striking Lt. Allan multiple times.
A Homecroft officer and an off-duty reserve deputy from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office returned fire and struck one of the subjects. The wounded subject and the subject injured in the crash were both taken into custody.
Lt. Allan was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Lt. Allan was 38 and had served with the Southport Police Department for six years and had served in law enforcement for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and children.
The 28-year-old suspect is in custody and expected to survive his wounds. There is no motive provided at this time for the unprovoked shootings.
A Gofundme page has been established to help support his family.