Indy’s latest homicide victim was 15 years old

(WISH Photo/Sarah Haeberle)
(WISH Photo/Sarah Haeberle)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The person shot and killed Monday night near 38th and Station streets has been identified as a 15-year-old.

The Marion County coroner said 15-year-old Ja’Vonne Ellis died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

The shooting happened around 8:20 p.m. near a dollar store in the area. Witnesses told police they saw two men running from the scene in opposite directions.

Anyone with information about the crime should call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS (8477). You can also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274627 (CRIMES). 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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