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Man found fatally shot in field in residential area on west side

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 41-year-old Jamael Carter Sr.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man has was found fatally shot Thursday afternoon in a residential area on the city’s west side, Indianapolis police say.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was called to a report of a person shot just after 2:15 p.m. Thursday in the 700 block of North Holmes Avenue, according to dispatch information. The location where police were sent is the address of Eden Missionary Baptist Church and Eden Neighborhood Development Corp., according to online information.

Medics were sent about the same time to a “gunshot scene unsafe” at a home near the church, online dispatch information showed.

The incident happened in what IMPD Officer William Young described as a field directly behind the backyard of a home on North Holmes Avenue. The house is across the street from the church.

On Thursday night, IMPD sent a news release indicating the man was found shot in the 700 block of King Avenue, one block west of North Holmes Avenue.

A suspect has not been arrested, and police urged anyone with information to call Detective Brian Lambert of the homicide investigative unit at 317-327-3475. His email is

There was no active threat to the community, Young said.

IMPD initially said the person was in critical condition, but a few minutes later sent an update that the person had died.


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