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IMPD investigating after man found dead on near northeast side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide after a man was found dead on the city’s near northeast side.

According to IMPD, the man was found in the front yard of a residence in the 2800 block of Stuart Street at approximately 6:30 a.m.

The victim has been identified as 46-year-old Eric Averitte.

Around 6 a.m. officers responded to the area for a report of shots fired.

Police said Averitte did appear to be suffering from gunshot wounds.

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