IMPD release doorbell camera footage of a deadly shootout with Brandon Qualls, police

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The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department released edited video Thursday that shared what led up to officers fatally shooting a 35-year-old man who allegedly pointed a gun at one of the officers on the city's north side.

Shortly after 2 p.m. on May 2, police said someone called 911 about a man waving a gun and threatening to shoot people near a housing complex in the 600 block of East 38th Street.

While responding to the scene, officers got an update from dispatchers that a man matching the suspect's description was on a woman's front porch in the 3900 block of Broadway Street, waving a gun and making threats.

"He has a gun. He has put it in front of my face, and he clanked it against a metal bar to let me know it's real," the woman can be heard saying on the 911 call.

IMPD said nine-year veteran Officer Randall Buck and six-year veteran Officer Ivan Flick arrived to the scene and found 35-year-old Lemar Brandon Qualls on the porch.

Doorbell camera video shows Flick walk up to the porch, where Qualls can be heard saying, "You're fine. You know me. I wouldn't do this if it wasn't what I think it is. If I'm wrong, tell me, please."

Flick can then be heard telling Qualls "hands up, hands up."

The doorbell camera video shows Qualls raise his gun and point it toward Flick. That's when Flick opens fire on Qualls, and Buck also shoots at Qualls from the grass.

IMPD said Flick's body-worn camera was not activated until after he fired shots.

According to IMPD, Flick and Buck waited for additional officers to arrive before approaching Qualls after shooting him.

Officers provided treatment to the man until medics arrived and took him to Methodist Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

IMPD said the gun Qualls had was found on the stairs to the patio. Investigators believe one of the officers' shots hit the gun, causing damage to the magazine.

No officers or other citizens were injured, according to IMPD.

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