Police: Man found shot, killed inside apartment

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INDIANAPOLIS -Indianapolis Metropolitan police are investigating a deadly shooting on the city’s far east side.

Police said a body was found in the 4000 block of Stratford Court Wednesday afternoon. The victim had been shot in the head, according to investigators.

Homicide detectives said the victim was in his 20s or 30s and was inside a vacant apartment. Investigators estimated that the body had been in the apartment since Tuesday.

Police said the area has been a problem because many of the apartments are empty.

“There’s a lot of abandoned apartments that aren’t kept up, you can see a lot of them are boarded up, broken windows,” said Capt. Craig Converse of IMPD Homicide. “Apartments that are used for drugs and other activities. So people can easily gain access to these vacant units. In addition, there’s very few people that live here, which even serves to accelerate the problem.”

The case remains under investigation.

45 comments

  • Serin Dippity

    Pretty easy to see why Indianapolis is now the 6th most violent city in America. And here I believed Mayor Ballard when he said that Public Safety was his top priority….

    • jjj

      Do you have a desire to hang out in vacant apartments, or just concerned for the safety of the squatters that do?

    • teya

      Tell me what money would be spent on that? These people have nothing to do, they are closing jobs, schools, housing, etc. Then spending money on paving a new expensive road to castleton. And those apartments are so bad now. You should see it from how it began. People need to take better care of their own neighborhoods instead of worrying about others. take the time to secure your own. others will take example. no one cares anymore. day by day

      • teya

        Plus this isn’t all on the police. We are all victims of how we chose to live our life up until now. We waited to long to make change; And now it will take even longer since no one wants to work together. The time spent on here complaining could be spent towards making a difference. It only takes a second. Which is what I am about to do. Some of you should do the same and maybe change will happen faster. For all of us

  • karen

    I dont believe Mayor Ballard. He was the one wanting to take away from Public Safety and put some money towards sprucing downtown up. Humm i think we can see where his #1 top pritorities are. Its not public safety but maybe beuutifying the city. But tell me whos gonna wanna come visit a city where they might get shot? Where gangs,crimes,murders,shootings keep climbing. Instead of visiting id be going the other way out!

    • Jen

      It is also a lack of parenting. Parents need to be more involved in their children's lives; stop trying to be more like their friends and try to be a more like a role model and disciplinarian. Kids will pick up on what their parents do and will follow in their footsteps. Let's start teaching our children respect, manners, and hard/honest work.
      This article didn't mention if it was a homicide or a suicide. For all we know, this person could've taken their own life. Black, white, hispanic, it doesn't matter; someone lost a son, brother, husband, nephew, or uncle.

      • not a thug

        most inner city blacks don't have "involved" parents. They are mostly raised by single mothers who have multiple kids by multiple men non of whom support the kids. Lots of them are raised by grandmothers as well. If you have no parents how are they going to be involved in the first place?

      • Pffft

        Lack of parenting,lack of morals,no fathers,uneducated mothers,all of them living off of the government tit that started all of this bullshit.Fuck you blacky,I don't owe you shit.Get a fucking job,act like a human being for a change.Silly shit pisses me off,they will never change.Worthless nigger beasts with white guilt and fucking idiots flying the "your just racist flag."Niggers are the biggest racists in the world.They perpetuate it and love it when whitey gets mad about it.Bring on the fucking race war,time to clean house niggers out.

    • StarlettMiller

      IPS graduates 50%… That is not all the schools or teachers fault. The simple truth is most of the students just aren't smart enough to understand basic American education practices and probably never will. You don't have to believe me though.. simply follow some of the "Charter" schools "successes"

  • GUEST

    man yall always got sum n neg to say bout shootings. none of yall had nothin to say bout the iupui incident yesterday who knows dude could have been white..dead mouth ……lol

    • Hate

      Nigger. Lolz, You Would Know About Shootings Because You’re Kind Is Responsible For Over Half. Keep Killing Yourselves Off, Please.

      • CDay

        No lack of racist remarks from you…… 2013 and you still wearing Sheets….. There is a special place in hell for you….

      • dont worry bout

        watch ur mf mouth, nigger , u racist someof a bitch, murder is fucking murder, no matter what color of the shoot, y dont u kill ur mf self, dum ass

    • the truth hurts

      You mean the man with the long gun who after further investigation didnt exist? Since he didnt exist I guess he coulda been white or even purple for that matter just someones overactive imagination at work.

  • GUEST

    @hate i hope someone kills your whole family u racist nazi hitler redneck punk, i bet u wont go in that neighbor hood white boy they will beat your ass prick

  • Non hater

    Why all the racism. I've personally known bad "dudes" that are white and bad "dudes" that are black, none of which I'd want to meet in a dark alley. There are neighborhoods of mostly white or mostly black or mostly Hispanic I would want to be careful in. Please stop spouting all the racist hatred at each other. Why would anyone say I hope someone kills your whole family? What's one persons racist remarks have to do with their entire family. Everyone needs to stop stereotyping.

  • GUEST

    this goes to show fox loves it cuz they never band and person for the remarks they keep it posted all day so others can see it ….what a joke….. and y u keeps sayin angry black man u must be upset with your skin color..lol wish u were of color we know but we rejected u

  • Y no censure

    Fox, why are you letting/keeping all these racial comments and with all the cuss words ta boot?

  • Chris Smith

    Fuck u white trash,,,,10th street and Washington hav white trash thers white trash all over fuckin wiggers,,,it a dik and DIE!!!!!!

  • Monkeys!

    Niggers. You people are a different breed! You wear your pants around your knees, speak a language that only other uneducated niggers can understand and you all look like monkeys. Then again you people have only been free for roughly 145 years or so. It is understandable how you lack the intelligence to be a normal human being

    • Malcolm X

      White must be so intelligent that the priest fucks the kids, make porn from children, shoots up schools, and come to the ghetto to get the drugs that they use while they do all those all so intelligent acts!

      • Pffft

        Shut the fuck up nigger.All races have their turds in their perspective punch bowls.The sad fucking truth of the matter is,niggers are over flowing the justice system and prisons,destroying anything and everything where their populous is high,and feel like we whites owe them a living.FUCK YOU!Niggers=the ruin to everything.

  • StarlettMiller

    Very close to some of the other homicides this year… and last year… and the year before that…..

  • Chris

    Starlett I've finally found out who you are. It took some digging and someone I know at Fox59 but I finally found out. Everyone shall I "out" Starlett???? if FOX59 doesn't kick m off the board first for finding out

  • StarlettMiller

    Chris I've finally found out who you are. It took some digging and someone I know at Fox59 but I finally found out. Everyone shall I "out" Chris???? if FOX59 doesn't kick m off the board first for finding out .__

  • GUEST0000

    Sorry but here is some free tibit of education for you honey.Black AMERICANS are clearly NOT AFRICANS!!! Get an education and NOT a free public one either; you need an advanced curriculum. BLACK AMERICANS are a mixture of American Indian. African, and White American to create black. THEY WERE RAPPED BY LOW CLASS WHITES DURING SLAVERY. Do your research and quit mouthing about anything you have no clue about. You didn't know this man and I thank GOD you didn't. YOU DID NOT DESERVE TO KNOW HIM? BE CAREFUL; YOU MIGHT JUST BE NEXT!! Be slow to speak and NEVER judge. YOU ARE NOT GOD so be careful. MEANWHILE ACQUIRE A WORTHY EDUCATION OF IMPORTANCE AND VALUE. Best regards…….

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