INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Metro Police say they've located a key person of interest in adeadly shooting at a bar on the city’s northwest side.
Leon Pepper, 25, was shot in the back and killed following afight that broke out involving several young men inside Kelly'sPub.
"It doesn't seem like there was any true justification for theshooting," said IMPD Detective Kevin Duley.
IMPD released surveillance tape of the fight that began in thebar and moved outside into the parking lot. (To watch the surveillance video click on the videoplayer)
The video shows Pepper hitting a man named "Mike" who is wearingyellow. Police say they've recently located "Mike" and consider hima person of interest in the case.
Shortly after Pepper hits "Mike," the video shows him gettinghit by an unidentified man. Police say Pepper was then shot by anunidentified guy in a gray sweatshirt who also left the pub. No oneis sure, but some say the fight was over women.
"I was just surprised. This was my worst nightmare somethinglike this happening being a bar owner."
Kelly's Pub's owner didn't want his face on camera, but he told24-Hour News 8 he's now concerned about business.
"I have businessmen who come in here, construction workers andblue collar workers and at night, I mean I have, it's just a widearray of people who come into the establishment, said theowner.
Police say the shooter took off in a white or light coloredcustom van. They believe the incident involved about five guys.
"It seems like it got out of hand over next to nothing unlessthere's more to this story which time will tell during theinvestigation," said Duley.
Police have a pretty good look of the suspect from the tape.
They say the custom white or light colored van is key to theirinvestigation. Meantime, the pub is back open.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to callHomicide at (317) 327-3475 or Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.
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