Crime Watch 8

1 fatally shot in parking lot of Brownsburg Square Shopping Center

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Emanuel Fonville of Avon.

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (WISH) — A man died in a shooting Monday afternoon in the parking lot of a “busy” Brownsburg shopping center just south of the I-74 interchange for State Road 267, police said.

Brownsburg Police Department was called just after 5:25 p.m. Monday to the former Kmart store, 975 N. Green St. It’s being converted into a new Kroger in the Brownsburg Square Shopping center, which is near the intersection of Green Street and North Northfield Drive.

Cpl. Chris Nelson for Brownsburg police said the shooting happened in a “busy area” of the town of 27,000 west of Indianapolis in Hendricks County.

Nelson did not have any information on a suspect, but said investigators believe no public threat exists because the shooting was believed to be isolated. However, he did not provide details on what circumstances may have led to the shooting or why police think it was isolated.

Nelson said he did not believe a white truck at the crime scene was a part of the investigation.

From about 6-9:30 p.m., town police had called on people to avoid the shopping center.

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