Man charged in February with shooting Indianapolis officer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man charged with shoot an Indianapolis police officer in the neck last month during a shooting was charged on Tuesday with attempted murder and resisting law enforcement, authorities said.

Mylik Hill, 31, faces two counts of attempted murder, six counts of resisting law enforcement and one count of criminal mischief and unlawful possession of a firearm by a violent criminal, the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

Court records do not list an attorney for Hill, whose initial hearing has yet to be set.

The charges stem from a Feb. 27 shooting that seriously injured Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer Thomas Mangan and Hill, who are both hospitalized.

Mangan was shot as officers responded to a car crash in the Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis. Authorities said Hill fled on foot and allegedly opened fire after he ignored police orders to stop and show his hands.

Prosecutor Ryan Mears said Hill faced one count of attempted murder for allegedly shooting Mangan and a second count for allegedly shooting a second officer who returned fire but was not injured.

Mangan was shot in the neck and suffered “significant damage” to his voice box and Adam’s apple, law enforcement officials said.

IMPD leader Randal Taylor said he visited Mangan, who is married, in hospital and described him as being in “good spirits” even though he faces a long convalescence.

“It’s not going to be a short recovery unfortunately, but his spirit is good,” he said.

After the shooting, Hill was detained for theft and resisted law enforcement charges stemming from a Jan. 31, 2022, incident in which he allegedly stole nearly $1,000 worth of clothing and electronics from a walmart store, The Indianapolis Star reported.

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