Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers are receiving threats from the public after a deadly officer-involved shooting.

The city has made national headlines after 21-year-old Dreasjon Reed was shot and killed by an IMPD officer on Facebook live and the protests that followed.

Reed was shot in a gunfight with an officer, police say. The gunfight was preceded by a vehicle pursuit.

Since then, officers have received at least 26 threats of violence towards officers, the IndyChannel reports.

"Its very concerning, I mean its not just open, blatant threats of murder toward our officers, but also toward families of police officers," said Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police President Rick Snyder said.

Snyder, who is also an IMPD lieutenant, says not a night goes by that he isn't worried about the violence in Indianapolis or the dangers officers run towards.

 

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