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Man on motorcycle dies after shot at Indianapolis intersection

Man on motorcycle dies after shot at intersection

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man on a motorcycle died early Thursday after he was shot while riding his motorcycle through an intersection on the city’s near-north side, Indianapolis police said.

Just before 2:30 a.m., 911 dispatchers received a call about a man on the ground near the intersection of East 34th Street and Baltimore Avenue, just west of Washington Park.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers arrived and found 39-year-old Francisco Brito in someone’s yard with a motorcycle next to him. Brito was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe Brito crashed the motorcycle after he was shot. Residents inside the home saw Brito and called 911, IMPD says.

Investigators were following up on several leads, IMPD said in a release, but no arrests have been made.

Anyone who saw the shooting or knows who fired the shots needs to talk to investigators, IMPD Capt. Don Weilhammer says.

“It’s definitely frustrating for the officers to see this day in and day out. But it’s also frustrating for the public and the family members that are directly affected by this. I would hope that there would be citizens that will step forward that saw something to give us some information to help the detectives solve this crime,” Weilhammer told News 8.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Christopher Morgan at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail him at

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