Man fatally shot in the head on city’s near east side

Scene of near east side shooting

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Metro police are investigating a fatal shooting on the city’s near east side.

The incident happened around 7:45 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of 10th St. and Rural St.

Officers on the scene said 34-year-old Martel “Chicago” Thomas was found in an alley with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police say it looks as if the man was lighting a cigarette when he was shot.

A neighbor reportedly heard gunshots at around 5 a.m.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.