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Bodycam footage shows police shooting at actor in Indiana

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. >> Police in Indiana have released body camera footage showing the moment a police officer fired at a movie actor portraying a bank robber.

Indiana State Police said they’re investigating after the officer fired a gunshot at the actor in the western Indiana city of Crawfordsville.

No one was hurt.

State police said Crawfordsville police were responding to a report of a possible robbery at Backstep Brewing Co. on Sept. 26 when they encountered actor Jim Duff.

Duff was wearing a ski mask and carrying a gun while leaving the brewery with his back to the officers. Police told him to drop the gun, but Duff turned toward them. An officer fired a shot that missed Duff.

Police said Duff dropped the gun, pulled off his mask and told officers they were on a movie set.

Police said the production company and the brewery didn’t notify them or other businesses before filming.

Star-Advertiser staff contributed to this report.

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