Armed police
Bodycam video released Oct. 3 showed a police officer shooting a man he believed to be a gunman but was actually an actor in a film in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Above is an armed Police Officer in London, England. Getty Images

Bodycam video released Tuesday showed an Indiana police officer shooting a man he believed to be a gunman, who was actually posing as a robber in a film.

According to reports, the incident happened last week in Crawfordsville when police responded to a 911 call about a robbery at a brewery. When officers arrived at the scene, they saw a man in a mask backing out the door holding a weapon.Body cam footage of one officer showed him shooting the man after he ordered the man to drop his weapon. It was then revealed to the police that the "robber" was actually an actor who was filming a scene for a movie.

The actor, identified as James Duff, is seen walking backward out of Backstep Brewing Company, a bar just blocks away from Crawfordsville’s police station where the film was being shot, with an airsoft gun in hand. The police arrived at the brewery after receiving a call 911 call from a worried citizen and confronted the man in the video.

“Drop the gun!” one of the officers is heard yelling, drawing his weapon and firing off a shot when Duff does not instantly comply. The shot fired missed the actor’s head by mere inches, the Washington Post reported. The police officer continues to yell at Duff to drop the weapon and get on the ground until Duff tells him that he is shooting for a movie.

According to NBC Affiliate WNDU, the police said they were not informed by the production company or the bar owners that a movie was being shot in the area. Other actors or the filming equipment were not outdoors, which made it even more difficult to realize that a movie was being shot in the area.

A statement by Indiana State Police that was reported by local news networks said no one was injured in the incident. “No one was injured in the ordeal. The subject/actor, Jim Duff, was placed into custody until the story could be authenticated and then released,” it stated.