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Above: Leroy Barker

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 21, 2014) – Indianapolis Metropolitan police say the first homicide of a deadly day happened Thursday morning.

Around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, police were dispatched to the 2100 block of North Kenyon Street to check out a report of an unresponsive person. Officers found 50-year-old Leroy Barker dead inside the home.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy Friday morning and ruled his death a homicide. Detectives have not released information about suspects or how Barker died. The homicide was the first of a series of killings that happened Thursday morning through early Friday.

Detectives urge anyone with information about this incident to call IMPD homicide detectives at (317) 327-3475. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers of Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477). Callers may also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274627 (CRIMES).