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Docs: Fight over thrown cornhole bag led to fatal shooting outside bar

Docs: Fight over thrown cornhole bag led to fatal shooting outside bar

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — According to court documents, a verbal shouting match between two men and group of four people playing cornhole outside of a popular north side restaurant led to a fatal shooting.

As the seconds ticked by and the tension increased  a bean bag was thrown and then one shot was fired.

On Tuesday night, the parking lot outside of a north-side restaurant was loaded with police cars and flashing lights. 

At the time, police said one person was in custody and another man, Jason Frazier, 43, had been shot. Frazier later died of his injuries. 

On Friday afternoon, News 8 talked to Rachel Decker. She said she visits the area on a regular basis and is surprised at this level of violence

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“This doesn’t happen here. Obviously it is a one-off situation, extreme situation, where people couldn’t handle themselves accordingly, Decker said. 

The alleged shooter is Jean Eyongegbe. He and his friend Jessie Avendano were walking out of the restaurant when Avendano said something to a female acquaintance of the victim. The comment didn’t sit well with her friends and a cornhole bean bag was thrown at Eyongegbe and Avendano.

According to court documents, Avendano was knocked down and then held to the ground by Frazier. A female acquaintance of Frazier’s told police she saw Eyongegbe with a gun and ran into the restaurant yelling for someone to call police. Seconds later Frazier let go and charged Eyongegbe, who shot once.

Tony Watters didn’t witness the incident and questions why a shot was fired. 

“If the guy didn’t have a weapon or anything  you don’t pull out a gun and shot somebody just because he is charging … if he is charging with a knife or something that would be different” said Watters

According to the court documents Frazier was not armed with a weapon. When police arrived Tuesday night Eyongegbe and Avendano were sitting in their vehicle and didn’t resist. 

According to the Marion County prosecutors office they are no plans to act on the case this week. 

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man died early Wednesday morning after a shooting that stemmed from an argument outside of an Indianapolis bar, court documents show. 

Jean Eyongegbe, 25, was arrested following the shooting death of 43-year-old Jason Frazier. 

Frazier was shot Tuesday night after a confrontation started in the parking lot of Drake’s Keystone Bar and Restaurant located at 3740 E. 82nd St., he died a short time later at St. Vincent Hospital. 

According to court documents acquired from the Marion County Clerk’s Office, two women and two men, including Frazier were in the parking lot playing cornhole when Eyongegbe and another man walked out of the bar and allegedly said something to one of the women. 

Court documents show the fatal shooting happened after a man threw a bean bag at Eyongegbe and his friend outside of the restaurant. 

Eyongegbe and his friend then got inside a black SUV and sat there for several minutes. They later got out of the SUV and a fight between the four men ensued. 

Frazier was shot during the altercation. Court documents show Eyongegbe and his friend got back into the SUV and waited for police to arrive. 

Eyongegbe was later arrested for his alleged involvement in the shooting. 

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office has not yet filed formal charges against Eyongegbe. 

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