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Man dies after shooting at home on east side

UPDATE: IMPD says that a person of interest who was detained by officers after the shooting “was released after consultation with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.”

No other information was immediately available.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man has died after a shooting Tuesday night at a home on the city’s east side, Indianapolis police say.

Medics and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to a report of a person shot about 6:10 p.m. Tuesday at Orion Avenue and South Bancroft Street. That’s in a residential area northwest of South Brookfield Road and Emerson Avenue.

IMPD initially said the man was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later died. The Marion County Coroner’s Office will release his identity after informing next-of-kin.

“Officers quickly surrounded the residence where the incident occurred and learned the person responsible may be inside the house,” IMPD said in a news release.

A person of interest, a man, was taken into custody from inside the home. A special weapons and tactics unit and negotiators helped to deescalate the incident and got a woman and the person of interest outside the home safely, said Lt. Shane Foley with the IMPD public affairs division.

Police by 9:10 p.m. Tuesday were not looking for others involved in the shooting.

“The circumstances that led up to the shooting are not clear at this time but trying to determine that will be part of the investigation,” the release said.

Witnesses were cooperating with officers, Foley said.

Anyone with information was asked to call IMPD Detective Matthew Melkey at the homicide office at 317-327-3475 or