'Mistaken Identity?' Black Man Shot By Police After Reporting A Carjacking At His Home

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Carl Williams called police to report a robbery at his home and ended up in the hospital with a gunshot wound.

The police-involved shooting of a Black man—who called to report a break-in and was mistaken for the robber by law enforcement—has the Indianapolis community in an uproar.

Carl Williams, 48, was comforting his wife when he made the 911 call to report that a man who demanded her purse and car keys outside of their home had just held her at gunpoint. In newly released recordings of the emergency call, Williams is heard giving police a detailed description of the suspect's attire.

Towards the end of he call, Williams is heard saying, "Oh, wait! Is that him? Is that him?"

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According to Fox59, officer Christopher Mills arrived at the Williams' residence shortly after the call was received and noticed a car that appeared to match the description of the vehicle reported as stolen. While officer Mills was inspecting the vehicle's tags, police claim Williams came outside holding a firearm, which supposedly prompted Mills to open fire. Police say Mills mistook Williams for the suspect, shooting him once in the stomach.

Williams was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. Officer Mills was placed on administrative leave as police continue to search for the actual suspect and investigate the shooting incident.

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