Police: 8-year-old girl’s shooting now called homicide

Crime Watch 8

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — As police seek a father in his 8-year-old daughter’s death, they now say her March shooting is being treated as a homicide.

Evidence at the scene shows Kendrielle Brye, 8, did not shoot herself, Indianapolis Metropolitan police said Thursday. Her shooting had initially been treated as a death investigation by IMPD. 

On March 24, the girl’s mother drove with Kendrielle from a home in the 5600 block of Culver Street about a half-mile to Indianapolis Fire Department Station 24, 5520 E. 38th St., around 5:40 p.m. Responding officers found the girl with a gunshot wound, and she was taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, where she died, police said. 

Police that night began seeking Kendrielle’s father, 40-year-old Kendall Brye Sr., who they believe was inside the home on Culver Street where the shooting happened and has information about what happened. 

On Thursday, police said Brye Sr. was wanted on a Community Correction warrant and continued to be sought for questioning in Kendrielle’s death. Brye Sr. is considered armed and dangerous and was driving a gray or silver 2016 Dodge Charger with license plate IP1340 when he left Culver Street, according to police. 

Anyone with information on Brye Sr.’s location or the shooting is asked to called the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3745 or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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