One dead in near southeast side shooting

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis nears a deadly record as 2016 winds down. There have been 143 murders this year to date, four murders higher than this same time last year but not higher than the 2015 year-end total.

As for all homicides, which include justified shootings, self defense, criminal homicides, etc., Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IMPD) says they’ve investigated 163 so far. That exceeds the number for 2015.

Monday night, IMPD was called to investigate another deadly shooting on the southeast.

Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Villa Avenue on reports of a person shot.

When they arrived they found the victim on the porch of a residence suffering from at least two gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Eskenazi, but succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.

Police are currently speaking to the couple that lived in the home he was found in front of. Officers say they have no suspects at this time.

Metro Police say they’re not investigating this as a criminal homicide, or murder, just yet. Initial investigations indicate it may have been a self defense shooting but they’re waiting on additional information from detectives. The ultimate decision to charge and with what lies with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.