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Police search for suspect in Fountain Square area homicide

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection with an early morning homicide Friday.

Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Hosbrook Street, just north of Fountain Square, around 3 a.m.

Once on scene, they found an unidentified victim suffering from a fatal gunshot wound.  Eight juveniles, toddler-aged and older, were inside the apartment at the time, police said.

Medics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.  A man identifying himself as the victim’s brother told Fox 59 News that the victim was 37 years old and that the man’s 10-year-old son was one of the children inside.

A preliminary autopsy revealed the victim died from two gunshot wounds, one to the head and his neck.

A family friend, Joe Pattison, said the victim was a happy-go-lucky man who had just enrolled in college classes last month.  Pattison described the victim as a giving man and a lifelong friend.

Police are looking for a suspect and actively pursuing leads.  Fox 59 News exclusively witnessed the execution of at least two search warrants around 8:30 a.m.  Police announced themselves and kicked down two doors as part of the search warrant execution.

Anyone with information about this incident should call CrimeStoppers at 317-262-TIPS.