On May 6, a shooting in Indianapolis was caught on Facebook Live. It was streamed on Sean “DaDon” Reed’s Facebook page, and the video shows Reed driving his car while being chased by police. He then parks the car, saying he’s at 62nd and Michigan streets and begins running, at which point gunshots are heard and his phone is dropped. It appears that Reed may have gotten tased initially before gunshots are heard but that has not yet been confirmed.
In the original live stream, the video continues for a few minutes with a blank screen until an officer approaches and turns it off. Reed’s condition is unclear at this time. According to Reed’s Facebook page, he lives in Fort Worth, Texas, however, the shooting occurred in Indianapolis.
The original live stream has been removed by Facebook but a clip of it is available below. Warning: the video is graphic and may disturb viewers.
The circumstances of the police chase and shooting are still unclear. Heavy has reached out to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for a statement but did not immediately hear back.
According to local media, a public information officer for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that there has been a police-involved shooting but no police officers were shot during the incident. It occurred at around 6:20 p.m. near the intersection of West 62nd Street and North Michigan Road.
This story is still developing.
The Clip of the Facebook Live Video Shows Reed Leaving His Car & Running From Police Prior to the Shooting
The clip starts with Reed driving his car while being chased by police. He then says, “What street is this? I’m going to park this motherf***er and get the f*** out.”
He then says he’s at 62nd and Michigan streets, and “somebody come get my stupid a**. Please come get me.”
Reed parks the car, grabs his phone and starts running. As he is running, an officer is heard in the background shouting at Reed. Reed then yells, “F*** you,” at which point he groans and drops his phone to the ground.
It’s unclear if Reed is tased or shot when he drops his phone. However, after someone in the background shouts “s**t,” gunshots are heard on the video. The clip ends with a police officer in the background, presumably on the radio, saying: “Police active shooting.”
His Facebook profile states that he is originally from Indianapolis, but lives in Fort Worth, Texas. His sister and niece also live in Indianapolis.