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IMPD: 1 dead after east side shooting

A line of yellow crime scene tape at the scene of a shooting in Indianapolis. (WISH Photo

UPDATE: The man who died following a shooting Monday on the city’s east side has been identified as 52-year-old Eric Potts Sr., the Marion County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man died following a shooting Monday afternoon on the city’s east side, police said.

Just before 1 p.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to a report of shots fired in the 2300 block of Barnor Drive. That’s a residential area northeast of 21st Street and Arlington Avenue, just south of I-70.

Police arrived to find the man had been shot. He died later at a hospital. IMPD says the Marion County Coroner’s Office was expected to later share the man’s name and cause of death.

IMPD says a physical disturbance happened between two men before the shooting.

The shooter stayed at the scene and was taken to the homicide officer “to ascertain further information,” police said in a news release issued Monday night.

Anyone with information was asked to contact IMPD Detective Christopher Craighill at the homicide office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail him at

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