Person shot, killed on city’s near-west side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A man, detained and questioned by police for shooting another on the city’s near-west side, is now free.

IMPD spokesperson Kendale Adams says unless the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office decides to press charges, the man will not face charges for shooting and killing 42-year-old Jason Breeden of Indianapolis.

Emergency crews were called to the corner of 12th and North Centennial Street just before 9:30 a.m.

There, they found Breeden dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

His sister, Michelle Marion, says she’s grieving for her brother, who had a 14-year-old son.

“He was being taught values, how to earn his money and now he has no father,” Marion says.

Marion looked out at Breeden’s garden, thinking about how they’d manage it now that he’s gone.

“He already has his garden in the ground already planted and he’s got tons of different stuff out there,” says Marion. “He’s not going to get a chance to  walk on the next street and hand them out to all the older people who have hardly no income.”

An IMPD spokesperson says there were no problems detaining the neighbor at the scene and  he cooperated fully with investigators.