April 29, 2022

14-year-old believed to be an intruder shot on city's east side

14-year-old believed to be an intruder shot on city's east side

A 14-year-old was shot Friday morning on Indianapolis’ east side.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 20 block of Wallace Lane shortly before 8 a.m. on a report of a person shot. There they found a 14-year-old boy with a gunshot wound. The boy was taken to Riley Hospital and his injuries are currently considered not to be life threatening.

Preliminary information indicates that the boy was an intruder, and was shot by a resident. Police are still searching for another male thought to have also been an intruder.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact Det. Jerry Townsend at 317-327-3475 or jerry.townsend@indy.gov.  To remain anonymous, individuals can contact the Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.

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