CHICAGO (CBS) — An Indianapolis police officer mistakenly shot an armed homeowner, while responding to a robbery call early Tuesday morning.
Indianapolis Police Assistant Chief Randall Taylor said a woman called police around 4:30 a.m., saying she had been robbed on her driveway.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Tapers Saturday Night, But More Scattered Showers Sunday
“Female victim apparently was returning home from work; at one point, the victim was threatened with a weapon. A gun was pointed towards her head,” he said.READ MORE: At Least 16 People Shot, 1 Killed In Gun Violence In Chicago This Weekend
The woman gave up her keys, and then went into her house and called 911. Her husband went outside with a gun.
“The husband was out with the weapon, and unfortunately the husband was shot by one of our officers,” Taylor said.MORE NEWS: At Bond Hearing For Man Authorities Say Was With Him, Prosecutors Say 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Had Gun In Hand When He Was Fatally Shot By Police
Police said the man was in serious but stable condition at the hospital, and was expected to survive. The suspect left the victims’ car in the driveway and fled the scene.