Crime Watch 8

Man dead, boy sent to hospital after both shot in residential area on east side

UPDATE: 21-year-old Romello McGee has been charged with the murder of James Lewis.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 56-year-old man is dead and a 14-year-old boy is hospitalized after they were shot on Monday night in a residential area on the city’s east side, police said.

James Lewis was identified Tuesday as the man who died, according to the Marion County Coroner’s Office.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and medics were called to a report of shots fired about 8:45 p.m. Monday in the 2100 block of North Spencer Avenue. That’s southeast of the Emerson Avenue exit from Interstate 70.

An IMPD notification said the man died in the shooting, which happened on the front porch of a home.

Police said the boy was stable at a hospital.

There were no suspects yet, police said.

The circumstances that led to the shooting were not immediately known.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the man after next-of-kin notification has been made, IMPD said.

Anyone with information can call the IMPD homicide office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.