Person found dead on the east side on Thanksgiving morning, police report




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  • 2022-11-24 16:55:48Z
  • By IndyStar | The Indianapolis Star

Police are investigating after finding a person dead on the east side early Thursday morning.

About 5:30 a.m., a passer-by flagged down Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officers near 25th Street and Emerson Avenue to let them know they saw someone lying by the roadway at 34th Street and Leland Avenue, Sgt. Genae Cook said.

The officers found someone who appeared to be a teenage male unresponsive and lying next to the road, she said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at appeared to have gunshot wounds, Cook said. Police do not know his specific age but based on observations believe he is a teenager, she said. Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services and the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency were among those who responded, according to Cook and a news release.

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The Marion County Coroner's Office will determine the official cause of death and release the man's name once family has been notified.

Police are investigating the incident as a homicide, Cook said. They're asking those who live in the area and have camera systems at their homes as well as anyone who heard or saw something to contact the homicide office, she said.

People can reach out to Detective Mark Howard at 317-327-3475 or Mark.Howard@Indy.gov. To remain anonymous, the public can contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477. Other options to submit tips include using the P3tips app or CrimeTips.org.

Contact IndyStar reporter Domenica Bongiovanni at 317-444-7339 or d.bongiovanni@indystar.com. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter: @domenicareports.

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