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Man dead after shooting on city’s near east side

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LATEST: The man killed Saturday in a shooting on the city’s near east side has been identified as 24-yearold Askari Lamont Moore, according to the Marion County Coroner’s Office.

UPDATE: IMPD tweeted that the person officers detained after the shooting was arrested for murder. Police didn’t provide the suspect’s name, but they identified the suspect as a 17-year-old male.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man is dead after a shooting on the city’s near east side Saturday, police say.

At 4:20 p.m. Saturday, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a report of a person shot in the 2000 block of Kildare Avenue near East 21st Street and Emerson Avenue. That is a residential area near DeQuincy Park. When officers arrived, they located an adult male outside of a residence suffering from gunshot wounds. Medical services arrived shortly after, but the man was pronounced dead on the scene.

(WISH Photo/Adam Pinsker)

According to investigators, witnesses in the area described the suspect as a Black male in his late teens – early 20’s. Investigators believe there is a possibility that the suspect is still in the area on foot and urged citizens to use caution.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office is assisting IMPD and will release the name of the decedent after his family has been notified of his death.

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