Ind. man shot by police faced 2 warrants

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Authorities say a Fort Wayne man shot to death by officers after he allegedly brandished a gun during a traffic stop had faced two outstanding warrants.

Nineteen-year-old Tavontae Jamar Haney was fatally shot Saturday by Fort Wayne police officers. The shooting, which remains under investigation, was the third police shooting since late February in the northeastern Indiana city.

The Journal Gazette reports authorities say Haney had faced outstanding warrants for misdemeanor invasion of privacy and contempt of court.

Police Chief Rusty York said Sunday that Haney left a vehicle that police pulled over Saturday afternoon and then fled on food.

He was fatally shot after he allegedly pointed a gun at pursuing officers after refusing their demands that he drop the weapon.


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