Police identify gas station shooting victim

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Police have identified the victim of Wednesday night’s attempted armed robbery shooting at a gas station on the city’s southwest side.

Indiana Metropolitan Police Department officials said Harry E. Briggs, 45, of Indianapolis, is in critical condition at Eskenazi Health as of Thursday evening.

Police said Briggs was shot around 10:15 p.m. at the Kix 66 gas station in the 5200 block of West Troy Avenue.

When officers arrived, they found Briggs suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the head. Police said another employee and two customers were not injured.

Detectives believe that the suspect fired three shots, unprovoked, at the employees. One of the rounds hit Briggs in the head.

The suspect was last seen skipping away, east on Troy from the business with money. IMPD’s K-9 Unit were not able to find the suspect or a weapon.

The suspect is described as a black male, in his late teens to early 20s, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 foot tall, 180 pounds to 200 pounds, light skinned, with earrings in both ears. Police say the suspect was wearing a black and red Miami Heat ball cap, black bandana over his face, gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black and white sneakers.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477). Callers may also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274637 (CRIMES).

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