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Burglary call becomes homicide investigation on the near east side of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are investigating after a man was found dead on the near east side early Sunday morning.

The discovery was made when IMPD officers were called to investigate a burglary in progress in the 2300 block of Hoyt Ave. just after 4 a.m. They located the man lying near a driveway.

Police say the man appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. EMS was called and the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Homicide detectives were on the scene throughout the morning investigating the incident.

"We want to treat this case with sensitivity as well as understanding that every piece to this puzzle is important to finding the person who shot him," said IMPD Officer Aaron Hamer.

The search appears to be focused around the house where the body was found, and police are still trying to find the location where the shooting happened.

Shortly after police arrived, one man was seen running out of the house. Officers chased him down and put him in custody for questioning. Six other people were also brought downtown for questioning.

Police believe this was an isolated incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Leonard Nelson at 317-327-3298 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.