Police identify man killed in east side shooting

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INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 16, 2013) – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detectives have identified a man killed during a Sunday afternoon shooting.

Police said 21-year-old Dajon Parson was shot and killed around 1:30 p.m. in the 9800 block of Lake Terrace North Drive.

Parson was found lying on the entrance steps of an apartment building near 21st Street and Mitthoeffer Road on the east side. He’d been shot in the head, investigators said. A second shooting victim was found nearby inside a car. That person had been shot in the chest, and was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital in serious condition.

Police said the shootings appeared to be related and were not a random act. Police found drugs and a weapon inside the car.

This is still an active investigation and detectives request that anyone with information regarding his murder to please call the IMPD Homicide office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477).