Man dies in shooting at Greenwood home
UPDATE: The man who died in a shooting Monday afternoon in Greenwood has been identified as 20-year-old Jerimiah Sirr Martin, of Greenwood, the Johnson County coroner said Tuesday. On Wednesday, the coroner said Martin died from multiple gunshot wounds in a homicide.
GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) — A man died after an intentional shooting Monday afternoon at a home, Greenwood police say.
Police were called about 2:45 p.m. Monday to the home in the 1200 block of O’Dell Lane. That’s off U.S. 31 south of Smith Valley Road.
Investigators told News 8 they believe that an occupant in the house shot an intruder. When police arrived, the man’s body was found upstairs.
No immediate word was available on what led to the shooting or a possible suspect.
Neighbors said this is a quiet neighborhood.
“Pretty much shocked. I’ve been here since 2016 nothing like this has ever happened,” Stephan Meyer said. “Very peaceful, very quiet. I always re-up my rent because I enjoy living here.”
Some are concerned this type of crime could paint Greenwood in a bad light.
“It’s been a quiet neighborhood since I’ve been here. Nothing out of the ordinary,” Keena Jones said. “People are worried. Especially people that have been here their whole life, grandparents, parents and now they’re raising kids here they are concerned because it’s different for them. But overall with me being here for six years, it’s no different for me being here. It’s safe. It’s a nice safe community. I don’t feel any fear walking at 11 o’clock at night or 11 o’clock in the morning. I don’t fear anything that my kids or my wife can walk or do things that they want to do.”
Police expected to issue a news release on Tuesday about the fatal shooting.