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Shoplifting Suspect Told Police Officer ‘You’re Gonna Die Tonight,’ Then Shot Him

An Indiana man who tried to shoplift a cart full of merchandise from an east side Lowe’s repeatedly told an Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IMPD) officer “I give up,” but instead punched him, gouged his eyes and told him, “You’re gonna die tonight” before shooting the officer, according to charging documents.

“That’s the gentleman I attempted to stop and he ended up trying to kill me,” IMPD Officer Eric Rosenbaum, who was shot Sunday night, said when he identified suspect William Allen in a photo array.

Allen, 40, is accused of shoplifting power tools and other merchandise from a Lowe’s Home Improvement store on Sunday, then resisting and attempting to kill the officer who was trying to arrest him. He faces felony charges of attempted murder, disarming law enforcement and resisting law enforcement and misdemeanor charges of theft and resisting… WISHTV8 News

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