Black man shot by police after reporting armed robbery at his home
The homeowner who alerted police was carrying a gun when the cops arrived, then he got shot. If he'd been white and carrying the gun, would the shot never have been fired? One does wonder...
Carl Williams, who lives in Indianapolis, rang the city's police department to say his wife had been assaulted by a black suspect with a rifle - but was then shot himself by the officer who arrived at the scene. In what the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) has called a "tragic incident", the 48-year-old was reportedly mistaken for his wife's assailant by a police officer with nine years' experience.
The shooting, which has left Mr Williams fighting for his life in hospital, is the latest in a series of similar incidents that have sparked a crisis in the US over race relations and police training.
This is part of the Indianopolis assistant police chief's response to the incident:
"I don't know of any officer who goes out wanting to get into a shootout with anyone, but especially not as in this case a homeowner."
The point is, he did, and another innocent man is fighting for his life.