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Coroner IDs man shot behind church

UPDATE: The Marion County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday identified a man found behind Indianapolis First Church of the Nazarene as 45-year-old Hurts Presendieu.

The coroner said Tuesday afternoon Presendieu died from a gunshot wound.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man found dead behind a church on Friday night was fatally shot, police said Saturday.

Police say they were called around 7 p.m. to Indianapolis First Church of the Nazarene, 9401 E. 25th St., on a report of a possible deceased person and located a man who was declared dead. The body was initially found by members of the church.

On Saturday, police said the coroner’s office had conducted an autopsy and determined the man died from injuries consistent with a gunshot wound.

The identity of the man had not been released on Saturday night.

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