A Indianapolis man was shot and fled from the police while streaming a video of the chase on Facebook Live.
The wild incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon after officers began chasing a vehicle that was irregular on Interstate 95.
The man, later identified by relatives as 21-year-old Sean Reed, began filming himself behind the wheel fleeing police at about 90 miles per hour for about 10 minutes until they finally stopped him in a parking lot.
In the video, the man is seen jumping out of his car and taking off on foot while someone yells, “Stop! Stop!’
The man replied, “F *** you!” before a burst of gunshots rang out and he fell to the ground.
A man from Indianapolis was shot dead during a flight from the police while streaming a video of the chase on Facebook Live on Wednesday afternoon
Indianapolis police later said that an officer was involved who had shot at the same intersection that the man called in the video, but did not confirm the same incident.
They said that during the foot hunt there was an altercation between a suspect and an officer and that the officer used an anesthetic gun on the man before shooting him.
Local TV channel WTHR reported that the suspect had opened fire on the officer.
Investigators said they found a gun on the spot that may have belonged to the suspect.
Police chased the man about 10 minutes before getting out of his car and fleeing on foot, as shown on the left. The camera continued to roll after being shot and a cop approaching his body (right)
Police did not divulge the name of the deceased suspect, but relatives identified him as Sean Reed.
They said the 21-year-old was a graduate of Lawrence North High School and served in the Air Force.
Facebook’s live stream was watched by over 4,000 people and immediately sparked public outcry.
More than 100 people gathered on Wednesday evening for a protest, shouting, “No justice, no peace.”
Police did not name the officer involved in the shooting, but said he was black and was not injured in the confrontation.