34-year-old man shot, killed outside downtown bar

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in the area of 300 South Meridian on Sept. 21, 2017. (WISH photo/Kevin Ratermann)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A man was shot and killed outside a downtown Indianapolis bar Thursday morning.

On Thursday afternoon, the Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 34-year-old Johnny Woods. He was recorded by police as the 100th criminal homicide, or murder, in Indianapolis this year. At this date in 2016, Indianapolis recorded 110 murders.

The shooting happened just after 3 a.m. in the area of 300 South Meridian Street.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said officers arrived on scene and discovered a man with gunshot wound to his torso on the sidewalk. The victim was transported to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, where he later died.

Police described the suspect in the shooting as a male with dredlocks, wearing a red T-shirt and driving an older-model Chevrolet pickup truck.