Crime Watch 8

26-year-old man dies after shooting on city’s east side

Man dies after being shot inside a home

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 26-year-old man died Thursday after a shooting inside a home on the city’s east side, police said.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, officers were called to reports of a person shot just after 5:30 p.m. in the first block of South Sherman Drive. That’s just south of East Washington Street.

When officers arrived they found a man, Dexter Howard, with an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Police say two people inside the home during the shooting were taken into custody for questioning.

IMPD Maj. Harold Turner said, “You have to know who you’re living with, who your neighbors are. You have to know who the hotheads are and do they have a gun. You have to know friends or family members that are possibly suffering from a mental illness and do they have access to a weapons. We have to have a little bit of help here from the community.”


A soggy start to week

Showers will spread in through the morning commute making for a soggy start to the work week. Highs will warm to the mid to upper 40 s with showers through the afternoon and evening. Lows tonight will hold in the lower 40s.

Showers will continue through the morning Tuesday. Scattered light rain will continue to fall through the afternoon with blustery winds out of the south. Highs will warm close to 50°. Showers will eventually transition to a light mix overnight and Wednesday then snow showers through the afternoon Wednesday! Highs will also plummet with most spots in the lower 30s. Scattered light snow will continue Wednesday and early Thursday with less than 1.00″ of accumulation expected.

By the end of the week highs will only warm to the lower 30s with a partly sunny sky. Temperatures will slowly rebound for the rest of the weekend with highs warming to the lower 40s.