Crime Watch 8

Man dies after 3 shot at barbershop on east side; 2 detained for questioning

UPDATE: The person killed at Champz Barbershop in the 4600 block of East 10th Street has been identified as 24-year-old Kevin Lamont Stigger.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man died, a woman was in critical condition and another man was stable after a shooting Friday afternoon at a barbershop, Indianapolis police say.

Also, two people were detained at the crime scene for questioning.

An officer from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department who was patrolling shortly before 2 p.m. Friday west of East 10th Street and North Bosart Avenue saw two people running, and the officer pursued them on foot, said IMPD Sgt. Genae Cook.

Moments later, IMPD responded to a report of shots fired at Champz BarberShop, 4615 E. 10th St., where a man was found dead and a woman was found shot.

Later, police learned that another man who’d been shot at the barbershop went to the nearby Chase Bank for medical help. IMPD says the man was stable when taken to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital.

The woman was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office will identify the man who died and later release his name, age and cause of death.

IMPD did not identify the woman or man who were injured in the shooting.

In a news release issued later Friday afternoon, IMPD said it had apprehended the two people who an officer had seen running. They were apprehended at a location next door to the barbershop.

The barbershop sits amid other shops, restaurants and homes on the city’s east side between South Sherman Drive and Emerson Avenue.

IMPD got search warrants for buildings in the area, Cook said.

“There (is) a lot of speculation of what led up to this, whether it was a disagreement, whether it was a robbery,” the IMPD sergeant said.

IMPD asked anyone with information to contact IMPD Detective Jose Torres at the homicide office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail him at jose.torres@indy.gov. Alternatively, people can call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 to remain anonymous.