Crime Watch 8

19-year-old dies after shooting in home's backyard on near-west side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A man has died after a shooting Friday afternoon on the near-west side, police said. 

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were sent shortly after 2:45 p.m. to the 1300 block of Oliver Avenue. That's a residential area northwest of the Interstate 70 interchange at South Harding Street. 

Officer Aaron Hamer, a spokesman with IMPD, said police found Pullins shot in the backyard of a home. Police were not certain what happened and did not know if Pullins lived in the home. The fatal shooting is being investigated as a homicide, Hamer said. 

Pullins was taken to an area hospital before he died, Hamer said. 

The police officer said police were going to neighboring homes in the area to talk with people in an effort to gather information. Police were not ready to release a description of a suspect, Hamer said, and investigators were asking neighbors if they saw anyone run from the scene. 

Someone nearby had called 911 to report the shooting, Hamer said. 

Indianapolis had a record 159 criminal homicides in 2018. So far in 2019, the city has recorded three criminal homicides.

People can share information about criminal activity through Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana. Its phone is 317-262-8477.


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