Man found shot, killed on Indy’s near north side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man was found shot and killed on the near north side of Indianapolis Friday morning, officials with IMPD confirm.

Officers responded to the 1100 block of West 35th Street around 7:30 a.m., near Crown Hill Cemetery, after residents called saying someone had been shot inside a home.

When police arrived they found 20-year-old Darien Val, of Indianapolis, unresponsive inside a house with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they had been called to that area Thursday evening on reports of shots fired, but didn’t find anything.

Homicide detectives were called to investigate Friday morning. Police say shell casings were found in the area and that investigators found narcotics inside of the home. Initials reports were that remnants of illegal gambling were also located.

A cause and manner of death will be determined following an autopsy.

Detectives have not released any suspect information but urge anyone with information to call IMPD Homicide office at (317) 327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477).

Callers may also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274637 (CRIMES). All information shared via Crime Stoppers of Indiana is considered anonymous. 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.

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