Board: Officers' actions appropriate

February 22, 2012

Three Shelbyville police officers involved in a January shooting that critically injured a suspect followed protocol in the incident, a departmental review board has determined. The officers were called to the Family Video store on Jan. 7 and found Lyman Dawson, 22, allegedly trying to break into a parked car. Police said Dawson began firing a semi-automatic weapon, striking a witness in the leg before turning the gun on the officers, who returned fire. Shelbyville’s Firearms Review Board said the officers’ actions were appropriate and justified given the circumstances. Indiana State Police continue to investigate.