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25-year-old arrested in fatal shooting on north side

Police arrest suspect in fatal shooting

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police have arrested 25-year-old Jean Eyongegbe in connection to a deadly shooting outside a restaurant and bar off East 82nd Street east of North Keystone Avenue. 

What started as an argument between two men outside of Drake’s, 3740 E. 82nd St., ended after Eyongegbe pulled out a gun and shot the other man, according to police. The man later died at the hospital. IMPD said Wednesday that the Marion County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the victim, a man, once proper next-of-kin notification has been made.

“It is like superclose to where I live and work so it is a little concerning and I never thought it would happen so close in this kind of area,” said Cindy Renicker who lives in the Keystone Avenue area.

Police said they don’t respond to many shooting calls in the area, and residents said they usually don’t have any issues at all.

“It is happening all over now. You think you are in a good area and this can happen anywhere. It’s scary,” Renicker said.

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Some said the fact that a night at a local bar can lead to a deadly shooting is “disturbing.”

​​​”You never know if someone is carrying. You don’t want to say anything. You don’t want to do anything that is going to make somebody upset,” Renicker said. “Who knows what they will do?”

Others said what happened is unfortunate but believed it was an isolated incident.

“I think it is very safe,” said Mabuchi Kalua, he works next door to Drake’s. “We have families walking around all the time. I see families, kids, especially with the nicer weather people are sitting outside all the time. Right now, we just had a mom come in with her two kids. So, it is a family environment with the restaurants and everything.”

Despite some concerns, people went about their day as normal, shopping and eating at the restaurants in the shopping center. But, hearing about this deadly shooting is causing them to have an important conversation.

Renicker said, “My daughter lives real close by here, too, so I am probably more concerned about her right now. Do you carry? What do you do?”

No formal charges have been filed against Eyongegbe. He was in the Marion County Jail on Wednesday afternoon. 

Anyone with information about what happened in the moments leading up to the shooting was encouraged to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-4877.


INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 25-year-old man has been arrested after a fatal shooting on the north side Tuesday night, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday. 

Homicide detectives arrested Jean Eyongegbe for his alleged involvement, IMPD said. The Marion County Prosecutors Officer will decide what charge Eyongegbe will face. He was in the Marion County Jail on Wednesday afternoon. 

Officers said Tuesday the shooting occurred during a fight between two men outside a restaurant. One man pulled out a gun during the fight. 

According to IMPD, officers received several 911 calls from the 3700 block of East 82nd Street just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday for a person shot.

IMPD said Wednesday that the Marion County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the victim, a man, once proper next-of-kin notification has been made. 

After arriving on the scene, officers found the man with at least one gunshot wound lying on the concrete in the parking lot in front of the Drake’s Keystone Bar and Restaurant. Officers say it’s not clear if the man was shot inside a car or outside in the parking lot. The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition but later died of his injuries.

This marks the third shooting in two weeks that IMPD officers say began as a verbal or physical fight. 

“It’s concerning. It’s concerning to us from a public safety standpoint as well as to the community,” IMPD Capt. Karen Arnett early Wednesday morning.

Officers detain and interview witnesses Tuesday night and early Wednesday. 

“It’s a sad situation where anything now, regardless of the confrontation or disagreement, it’s settled by gun violence,” Arnett said. “We would hope, as a community message from the department, that we encourage people to try to find alternatives to solve their differences.”

The crime scene is a few blocks east of the Keystone Fashion Mall and west of Castleton Square Mall.

“This area, the Castleton area, is not an area where we get a large number or criminal runs but again, things can happen anywhere,” Arnett said.

Police say the fatal shooting was an isolated incident.