Police: Man shoots, kills suspect after attempted robbery on Indianapolis’ near west side

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 8, 2014) – A person was shot and killed in an attempted robbery on the city’s near west side Monday morning.

The shooting happened near the intersection of West Michigan Street and North Holmes Avenue just before 6:20 a.m.

According to Indianapolis Metropolitan police, a man says he shot another man who tried to rob him. That man was taken away in handcuffs for questioning, police said.

The person killed in the shooting was found next to an ATM with a handgun. Police doing roll call across the street at West District Headquarters heard gunshots and ran to investigate the source. The shooter put his hands up and surrendered when officers arrived.

Police found a truck outside of Kroger with the window shot out, and said both men may have been inside the pickup at one point. The truck was still running. A neighbor told FOX59 he heard at least 12 gunshots.

The incident is being classified as an attempted robbery. Police said the investigation remains underway.

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