Indianapolis police shoot man believed to be connected to fatal shooting

Indiana woman was killed in front of a day care center's parking lot three hours before the police shooting

Indianapolis police shot and wounded a man Friday as officers were investigating a vehicle matching one seen during an earlier shooting outside a day care center that left a woman dead, police said.

The man, who was shot about 10:30 a.m. EDT near downtown Indianapolis, was taken to a hospital where he was reported "to be awake and breathing," said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Samone Burris.

The man's name has not been released.

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Burris said preliminary information leads investigators to believe the man shot by police was connected to the fatal shooting about three hours earlier of a woman outside Charity Child Care.

Indiana police shot a man who is believed to have killed a woman three hours earlier. The man was taken to the hospital and is reported "to be awake and breathing."

Indiana police shot a man who is believed to have killed a woman three hours earlier. The man was taken to the hospital and is reported "to be awake and breathing."

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Police said officers were responding to reports of a vehicle matching the description of a vehicle seen at that day care when the man was shot.

Officers did not face gunfire in that incident, police said. Burris said officers found several weapons during their initial investigation at the scene of the officer-involved shooting.

The woman who was fatally shot in the day care center's parking lot was dropping children off there at the time. Her shooting on the city’s near west side occurred in front of children, but police said no children were injured. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police said the shooting of the woman was targeted, but did not provide additional details. Authorities have not released the slain woman's name.