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Man dies after shooting on South Meridian Street

UPDATE: The man shot and killed Friday afternoon in the 2400 block of South Meridian Street has been identified as 53-year-old Brian Williams.

Williams’ death remains under investigation.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man has died after a Friday afternoon shooting on South Meridian Street on the south side, Indianapolis police say.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was called to reports of an incomplete 911 call and a person shot just after 3:05 p.m. Friday in the 3400 block of South Meridian Street. That’s just west of Sumner Avenue and the St. Roch Catholic School.

News 8 captured images of police tape surrounding a home.

At 4:45 p.m., News 8 observed that South Meridian Street was closed in the area.

IMPD initially said the man shot was in critical condition, but later indicated the man had died. Police found him shot outside a home.

Police say the Marion County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the man shot after next-of-kin are notified.

Detectives have spoken with witnesses who are cooperating with the investigation, and detained a person of interest. No arrest has been announced.

IMPD Lt. Shane Foley could not confirm if the shooting happened at the home. Foley did not share any information on what may have led up to the shooting.

Police asked anyone with video footage taken during the time of the shooting or other information to call IMPD Detective Anthony Johnson at the homicide office at 317-327-3475 or email

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