Police investigating fatal west side shooting; teenager arrested

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Police have arrested a 17-year-old male after a 16-year-old male was fatally shot on the west side of Indianapolis.

Officers responded to the scene in the 3600 block of North Glen Arm Road, near North High School Road and West 38th Street, around 6:30 p.m. on a report of a person shot.

Officers found the male unresponsive inside an apartment. EMS personnel responded and pronounced him dead on-scene.

After investigating and conducting interviews, police believe the two teenagers were playing with the gun inside the apartment when the gun accidentally discharged, striking the 16-year-old in the head.

The 17-year-old juvenile was arrested and given a preliminary charge for reckless homicide. The case will be reviewed by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office for a final charging decision.  The decedent’s identity will be released at a later time.

Police say they will continue to investigate further.