IMPD names man killed on Tibbs Avenue

IMPD responded to a death investigation on Tuesday night in the 600 block of North Tibbs Avenue. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed a man was shot and killed on the city’s west side on Tuesday.

Police were called to the 600 block of North Tibbs Avenue to investigate reports of a man who was possibly deceased. IMPD said someone called 911 after arriving at the home and found the man’s body just after 10 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found the man had multiple gunshot wounds and was not responsive. IMPD said he died at the scene. Detectives are trying to figure out a timeline of when the shooting happened, but they believe it was sometime Tuesday.

Investigators canvassed the area, talking to neighbors who may have seen or heard anything.

Wednesday morning, the victim was identified as 39-year-old Jonathan Cooper of Indianapolis. Drugs were found in Cooper’s possession, so police believe the incident wasn’t random.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. 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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