INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — IMPD officers reported an Indianapolis man died after his girlfriend shot him in the chest early Monday morning.
The shooting happened in the 6100 block of Le Harve Drive, in the A62 Apartments near Allisonville Road and 62nd Street.
IMPD Officer Aaron Hamer says the woman called 911 around 6:30 a.m., and officers were dispatched to that location. When they arrived, they say they found the man near the doorway. Medics pronounced him dead on the scene. The woman was still in the apartment, according to police.
“She’s going to be interviewed this morning, and she’s cooperating,” said Hamer. “Right now, the goal is to get as much information from her, who was the only other person inside the apartment, and try to determine what actually took place this morning.”
Hamer says the woman is currently not facing charges, and police are not releasing her identity. He says there was no sign of a struggle in the apartment and wouldn’t provide information on how many times the man was shot.
Neighbors in the A62 Apartments told 24-Hour News 8 they were shocked to hear the news.
“I woke up in the morning to open up the blinds for my plants and just see the [forensic] van right out front,” said Ashley Bunch, who lives in the same building as the couple. “Didn’t hear anything, which was shocking since I’m practically right below them.”
Bunch says she watched the investigators from her apartment and has spoken with other neighbors about what happened.
“I don’t really know too much about those neighbors. They were always kind of quiet and kept to themselves,” said Bunch. “I saw one of their mothers. I lost my older brother to gun violence to someone that was close to all of us, so I can really be very empathetic with her. I hope that everybody gets the answers they’re looking for.”
Other neighbors WISH-TV spoke to say the couple moved in about a year and a half ago and had been heard arguing.
“I just really hope that people really start to take domestic abuse situations more serious so that nobody, whether it be self-defense or in the heat of passion, resort to violence like this,” said Bunch.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is encouraged to report it to Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS or directly to Detective Sgt. Mark Prater at 317-327-3481.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, consider getting professional help by clicking here, or calling a 24-hour help line at 1-800-332-7385.