Crime Watch 8

15-year-old boy killed in northeast-side neighborhood shooting

A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in June 15, 2021. (WISH photo)

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Keleante Brewer.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 15-year-old boy is dead following a shooing in a northeast-side neighborhood Tuesday night.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department say officers responded to the 9800 block of Ellis Drive on a report of a person shot around 8:20 p.m.

Officers located the boy, who was initially listed in critical condition and transported to Riley Hospital for Children. He died at the hospital shortly after.

IMPD say it was was a single shooter and there are no suspects at this time.

(Provided Photo/Family)

Statement

“Along with all my Far Eastside neighbors, I am heartbroken that another young life was lost to gun violence in our community last night. I grieve for Keleante Brewer’s family and every family that has been impacted by the senseless violence we are witnessing. They are constantly in my prayers. 

“I continue to urge my neighbors who have seen something to say something, about this incident or any others. Call Crimestoppers at 317-263-8477 or go to www. crimetips.org. Reach out to a pastor or trusted advisor. Whatever you do, don’t be silent.”

La Keisha Jackson, a Democrat on the Indianapolis City-County Council

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