INDIANAPOLIS - We have new details and the first photos of an incident involving a reserve metro police officer and a big misunderstanding with some New Year's partygoers.
The young man arrested in connection with a New Year’s shooting wants the criminal charges dropped. Luke Woodworth said he doesn’t believe his actions merit the criminal allegations.
For the first time (in the video attached to this story) you can see the gunfire damage from the weapon of a reserve Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer.
Woodworth was driving the vehicle to a New Year’s party with several friends. They claimed their GPS took them to the wrong home, but the homeowners thought the people could be intruders.
Court documents said the reserve police officer who lived in the home confronted them and said, “Stop! Police!”
The policeman fired his weapon seven times, with five of those bullets hitting the vehicle. As the car drove off, the officer claimed the car hit his leg and ran over his foot.
Woodworth’s newly filed court documents explain he did not knowingly or intentionally set out to injure the officer, and the paperwork challenges the state’s claim that the car was being used that night as a deadly weapon.
All parties return to court on Feb. 24, where a judge will consider the motion to dismiss.