Man dead in car at hospital entrance identified

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a car at the entrance to IU Health Methodist Hospital early Wednesday morning.

Police say shortly after 3:30 a.m. a woman pulled up to the front entrance to the hospital in a car. She told hospital personnel a man in her car had been shot and needed help. When hospital personnel examined 36-year-old David Dullen of Indianapolis, he was pronounced dead.  Police say they don’t believe the woman was involved in the shooting.

Investigators are still trying to piece together what happened and where the shooting happened.

Detectives located a scene on the city’s east side where they say Dullen was likely shot  in the 2500 block of Brookside Parkway North Drive.  That scene had shell casings on the street and a vehicle with fresh bullet holes. At 3:25 a.m. about a block away, someone called police after hearing gunshots being fired.

Police say they do not believe the shooting was a random act, but have not released any other details of their investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s