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2 men dead after shooting near Marian University

Three dead, three injured, in three shootings

UPDATE: The Marion County Coroner identified the two men fatally shot Saturday as 23-year-old Darrin Douthit Jr. and 23-year-old Matthew Hamilton. Also, an IMPD spokesman sent this message on Sept. 5, 2023: “The detective asked us to make sure we communicated there is no indication this incident was in any way related to or connected to Marian University other than being in close proximity.”

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Two men are dead after a shooting on the city’s west side, police say.

At 9:13 p.m. Saturday, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a report of a person shot in the 2900 block of Cold Spring Road at a BP gas station near Marian University Indianapolis. When officers arrived, they located two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds.

The two men were pronounced dead at the scene by medical services at 9:22 p.m.

Two firearms were located near the men. A woman contacted 911 and advised police she believed she shot one of the men involved. Officers detained the woman and a man who was later identified as 21-year-old Damarius Coffy.

Investigators believe there was a disturbance between the individuals that led to the shooting. IMPD says all persons of interest have been detained and they believe there is no threat to the community. Police ask that anyone with information on this incident contact Detective Christopher Higgins at 317-327-3475 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 317-262-8477.

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