Lt Aaron Allan of Southport, Indiana responded to a car crash on Thursday. The car was overturned and the occupants appeared to be trapped inside. When he approached the wreck, shots were fired from inside the car and 20-year law enforcement veteran, Lt Allan was fatally shot.
Jason Brown (pictured below), a 28-year-old tattoo artist with a three-year-old son and no major criminal history, faces preliminary murder charges in the shooting of Lt Aaron Allan.
Witnesses say shots rang out from an overturned vehicle in a single car crash, as 38-year-old Allan attempted to help the occupants trapped inside.
Close family friends of Brown have spoken out, expressing their shock that the normally ‘timid’ man would be implicated in such a horrific crime.
Lt Allan is pictured below:
‘Jason lives for three things: tattoos, skateboarding, and his son,’ Wagner said.
Brown’s social media accounts also show an apparent interest in handguns.
In one photo on Instagram, he poses with matching semi-auto pistols carrying extended magazines in each hand.
Another post on Facebook reads: ‘Why do I carry a pistol? Because my AR15 doesn’t fit in my pants,’ referring to the popular semi-automatic rifle platform.
On July 24, three days before Allan was killed, Brown posted on Facebook that he was interested in bartering tattoo work for electronics, vehicles, or ‘bang bangs’.
When someone replied publicly asking what a ‘bang bang’ was, Brown responded: ‘A gun’.
Pictured above is a memorial created on Allan’s police car at the Southport Police Headquarters.
Brown faces preliminary charges of murder and marijuana possession.
Allan was a 20 year veteran of law enforcement, who had served the past six years on the Southport Police Department, in the enclave of Indianapolis.
He is survived by his wife and children.
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