Sean Reed’s Fatal Shooting By Police Captured On Facebook Live
A man has been fatally shot by police in Indianapolis, Indiana after a chase – and it captured on Facebook Live. Family members have identified the man as 21-year-old Sean Reed. The shooting occurred around 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
Assistant chief of police in Indianapolis Christ Bailey reported that the police witnessed a man recklessly driving a grey Toyota Corolla almost strike another vehicle. Officers in unmarked cars then proceeded to follow the Toyota until marked cars joined in. This turned into a chase where the speeds of the car reached up to 90 miles per hour. Reed was broadcasting the chase on Facebook Live.
The pursuit was called off after 10 minutes because of the high speeds, but then the car was spotted by an officer parked outside of a business. The officer engaged with the suspect who then proceeded to run away.
It is reported by an unidentified officer that there were gunshots fired and a popping noise can be heard in the Facebook Live video. Shots were exchanged between both the man and the officer and that a gun was found near the man’s body.
More than 4000 people were watching the Facebook Live at the time. Over 100 people gathered at the sight of the shooting chanting “no justice, no peace.”
In the beginning of the video, a shirtless man is recorded driving a car and then later by the business where he is heard saying “please come get me.” The camera then shakes as the man runs and says that he does not want to go to jail. The man either drops the phone or collapses with it. Fourteen shots, or popping noises, can be heard as well as sirens in the background.