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Police: Sheriff’s deputy shot man; no gun found at the scene

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A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot a man April 10 in Broad Ripple while serving a warrant, but investigators didn’t find a gun at the scene, according to police.

The sheriff’s office learned 30-year-old William Manery, wanted on out-of-state warrants including vehicular aggravated assault and possession of a stolen vehicle, was in the 6300 block of Westfield Boulevard. Preliminary information said he was possibly armed and dangerous.

Deputies found Manery alone in a white Jeep Cherokee at 5:25 p.m. and approached the vehicle. Manery was asleep in the driver’s seat, police said.

Deputies told Manery to get out of the car, at which point he turned on the vehicle and reversed into a marked police car. He continued in reverse for approximately 50 feet, according to police, and hit a curb in the parking lot. He then accelerated forward and hit another unmarked and unoccupied sheriff’s vehicle.

Deputies ran toward Manery, and one deputy shot Manery “multiple times,” according to police.

An update from police said a gun was not found at the scene or in the vehicle.

Manery stopped driving, and deputies removed him from the car and applied first aid until Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services arrived.

Manery went to the hospital in serious but stable condition and is now listed in good condition, according to the last update from police April 11.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies don’t have body cameras, but Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers who responded to the scene did have body cameras that were activated.

The deputy who shot Manery is on administrative leave, as is standard procedure in these incidents.

The IMPD Critical Incident Response Team will conduct the criminal investigation at the request of the sheriff’s office. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office is part of the ongoing criminal investigation.

The sheriff’s office will conduct a separate administrative investigation.

Contact staff writer Tyler Fenwick at 317-762-7853. Follow him on Twitter @Ty_Fenwick.

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