Man dies after being shot by Muncie police during chase


MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A man shot by police during a chase and gun battle in east central Indiana has died of his wounds, authorities said.
Jonathan Levi Allen, 28, a former Muncie resident who most recently resided in Wichita, Kansas, died sometime following the March 3 shooting, authorities told The Star Press.
Indiana State Police said Allen was shot in the head by a Muncie officer and crashed his SUV into a parked vehicle.
Muncie officers responding to a report of a suspect in an SUV firing gunshots tried to pull the vehicle but Allen didn’t stop and a short pursuit ensued before police ended it because school buses were nearby. The chase resumed when authorities learned Allen was holding a female passenger against her will in his vehicle, state police said.
“The suspect began firing multiple gunshots from the SUV towards officers and civilians,” state police said in a news release.
Delaware County Prosecutor Eric Hoffman said he will review the state police investigation of the chase and shooting.


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