Crime Watch 8

Man dies after shooting at east-side apartments

UPDATE: The Marion County Coroner’s Office has been identified as 25-year-old Joseph Reed.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man has died after a shooting at apartments on the city’s east side, police said.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and medical crews were called to a report of a “person shot” shortly after 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 2200 block of Tradewinds Drive. That’s in the Teal Run Apartments off Mitthoeffer Road south of the I-70 overpass.

No information was immediately available from police on whether a suspect is at large. Additional information on the man was also not immediately available.

Earlier today, a person died following a shooting near Washington Park on the city’s near northeast side.

According to IMPD, the city has now recorded 151 homicides this year. In 2019 at the same time, the city had recorded 102 homicides, according to the department.

Statement

“INCIDENT TYPE: Homicide

“INCIDENT LOCATION: 2285 Trade Winds Drive

“INDIANAPOLIS –  On August 25, 2020, just before 5:30 p.m., Officers with The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) were dispatched  to 2285 Trade Winds Drive in response to a 911 caller stating someone had been shot.  When officers arrived, they located an adult male suffering from injuries consistent with a gunshot wound(s). The adult male was pronounced deceased by IEMS at the scene.

“Homicide detectives responded to the scene and began canvassing the area for witnesses. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist in identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner’s Office (MCCO) will be assisting and will determine the exact manner and cause of death. The MCCO will release the name of the decedent once proper next-of-kin notification has been made.

“Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS).  Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest.  Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. This release may be updated as more information becomes available. Information given via Crime Stoppers should be considered anonymous.”

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

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