Police identify man fatally shot on northwest side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 29, 2014) – Officers are investigating a shooting on the northwest side that left a 19-year-old man dead Tuesday morning.

Indianapolis Metropolitan police were called to the 4600 block of North Abington Drive around 1:30 a.m. with reports of shots fired.

“We know there were ten to 15 shots fired in the location so we were out here very quickly, and then discovered the vehicle with the unknown male deceased inside,” said IMPD Officer Chris Wilburn.

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Cortez Moton

Police later identified the victim as 19-year-old Cortez Moton of Indianapolis.

Wilburn said the white, four-door sedan was parked in the lot at the Abington apartments with its lights on. The car was not running and Moton was the only person inside. He was shot in his stomach and leg; medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Investigators ran the plate on the car and discovered it had been stolen out of Hamilton County.

One neighbor reported seeing a second car speeding away just after the shooting, but detectives said the description was vague and the dark, rainy conditions made it a difficult lead to follow.

Investigators plan to canvass the apartments surrounding the car to learn more about what may have happened. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.