September 7, 2021

IMPD Seeks Public's Help Finding Suspect Who Fatally Shot 17-Year-Old

Doug Jaggers/WFYI

Doug Jaggers/WFYI

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public's help in finding a suspect who they say shot and killed a 17-year-old male on Monday afternoon.

An IMPD news release says the teen was playing curb ball with his younger brother near the area of East Ohio and North Randolph streets around 4 p.m. when an unknown man approached and shot him. The man is described as being Black, 5 feet 6 inches tall and about 160 pounds, wearing a light hoodie and dark pants. The man was last seen running west from the scene.

The Marion County Coroner's Office will release the name of the teen once his family has been notified.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the IMPD Homicide Office at (317) 327-3475 or contact Detective Mark Howard. Citizens can also can call the Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-8477 and make an anonymous tip. 

Contact WFYI criminal justice reporter Katrina Pross at kpross@wfyi.org. Follow on Twitter: @katrina_pross.

Pross is a Corps Member of Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project.

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