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Coroner ID's Man Killed During A Shootout With Police In Lawrence

Investigators say 28-year-old Jesse Scarsbrook died following an armed robbery, two carjackings and a shootout with officers.

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Marion County Coroner has identified the man shot and killed by police in Lawrence as 28-year-old Jesse Scarsbrook.

Lawrence Police Chief Gary Woodruff says Scarsbrook was involved in an armed robbery at a local hobby shop. 

When police arrived, they say Scarsbook stole a car and led officers on a chase.  He later crashed the stolen car at the intersection of 46th and Mitthoeffer and carjacked another vehicle while two people were still inside.

The police pursuit continued to Pendleton Pike and Post Road, where Scarsbrook crashed. He then got out of the car and fired at officers, who returned fire.  Investigators say Scarsbrook was hit and killed in the shootout.

Police later arrested 28-year-old David Bean, who officers say was also involved in the holdup at the hobby store.  He is facing an armed robbery charge.

The two people inside the stolen car are okay. No officers were injured.


(Photo by RTV6.) 

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