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Man fatally shot outside Shell gas station on near northeast side

The man killed in a shooting Friday night outside a Shell gas station near 34th Street and Emerson Avenue has been identified as 19-year-old Antwaine Turentine Jr., the Marion County Coroner’s Office said Monday.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man is dead after being shot late Friday night outside a Shell gas station on the near northeast side.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, officers were called to the scene on Emerson Avenue, near 34th Street at around 11:55 p.m. after getting reports that a person had been shot.

When officers arrived, they found the man with a gunshot wound in a car outside the gas station. He was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital, but was later pronounced dead by hospital staff.

Investigators say that the initial investigation led them to believe the man was shot while he was in the vehicle parked outside the business. Police also say they believe the suspect fled on foot after the shooting.

IMPD says there were several witnesses at the gas station when the incident happened.

Detectives ask anyone with information about the shooting to contact Detective Doug Swails at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail him at Douglas.Swails@indy.gov.  

Statement

“IMPD is aware of the concerns by the community and residents regarding the Shell gas station near 34th and Emerson. This business has been the scene of far too many tragedies this year.

“Over the past few months, IMPD North District has continued to work with the business owner about steps he can take to address the safety of customers and employees. The business has entered into a trespass agreement, allowing the law enforcement to take action if an individual is causing trouble at the property.

“Recently, the owner signed up for B-link, which allows IMPD’s Incident Analysis Center livestream access if a crime takes place near them, along with recorded video evidence for investigations.

“IMPD also continues marked vehicle patrols in and near the business to show IMPD’s presence and commitment to the neighborhood.”

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department statement sent at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 2023, from Alexa Boylan, chief communications officer for IMPD

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