Crime Watch 8

Man dies in shooting at gas station on northeast side

Police on May 18, 2020, were called to the scene of a shooting at the intersection of 38th Street and Post Road. (WISH Photo/Alex Hadley)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A person was found dead Monday afternoon on the city’s northeast side.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to a Sunoco gas station at the intersection of 38th Street and Post Road, around 2:36 p.m. on a report of a person shot.

They arrived to find a person who was deceased, IMPD said.

The deceased has been identified as 18-year-old Donavan Barnett.

No additional information about the circumstances surrounding the person’s death was immediately available.

Statement

I am heartbroken this evening to learn that gun violence has again touched my neighbors in District 14. While my prayers are with the victim’s family and friends, I also want to encourage peaceful dialogue among those concerned. I encourage Far Eastside community and church leaders who want to discuss recommendations and solutions to reduce gun violence to contact me at LaKeisha.Jackson@indy.gov.”

La Keisha Jackson, Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council member

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