INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - One man is dead after an apparent early morning home invasion on the southeast side.
Police describe parts of their investigation as "peculiar."
Officers were called to the 4200 block of East Naomi Street around 3 a.m. Wednesday after receiving calls that multiple shots had been fired in the area.
"Heard about six to seven gunshots and came outside to see what was going on. By the time I came outside I didn't hear nothing else," said Daniel Davis. "Dude came out saying he almost got robbed and that the dude is in there and I guess he shot him. He's like ‘I had to, I had to.'"
When officers arrived on the scene, Chad Heugel, 28, told them to go into his house because a person had been shot. The man, Joshua Renick, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene. Renick was found lying in a hallway, police said.
Heugel told 24-Hour News 8 that his front door was kicked open.
Police also discovered a black Chrysler parked two doors down. The doors were still open and the engine was running.
"It's very peculiar when you see a vehicle with the doors open, when officers initially arrive see a vehicle standing with the doors open and the engine idling," said IMPD Officer Chris Wilburn. "There are a lot of pieces to this puzzle that don't make a lot of sense, but we are trying to figure it out as we receive information."
Police say Heugel was traumatized by the shooting.
Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Prosecutor's Office for review.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477).
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