Crime Watch 8

35-year-old man shot, killed on east side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man was shot and killed on the east side late Saturday night, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police say.

Police responded to a report of a person shot at the 10000 block of John Jay Drive just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release. John Jay Drive is near the intersection of East 38th Street and Mitthoeffer Road. Officers arrived to find a man with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the scene, IMPD said.

The victim has been identified by the Marion County Coroner’s Office as 35-year-old Lamar Pittman.

Detectives believe the incident is isolated, and no threat to the community exists. 

An update emailed from IMPD on Monday said, “IMPD Detectives identified the person who shot the deceased reference this incident. That individual was questioned by detectives, provided a statement to detectives, and was released pending further investigation.  IMPD detectives are still investigating the circumstances that led up to this shooting. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office has been consulted during the investigation thus far. Detectives will provide all available evidence to prosecutors for charging considerations once the detectives complete their investigation.”

IMPD did not give any further information about the victim’s identity or the circumstances of the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.