Man found dead in pick-up truck; police suspect homicide

INDIANAPOLIS–A man was found dead inside a pick-up truck, and police believe he could be a  homicide victim.

Shortly after midnight Friday, IMPD officers were called to the 2600 block of Riverside Parkway E. Dr. Initially investigators thought no one was inside the vehicle because their vision was obscured by its dark window tint. They subsequently determined that an adult male was sitting in the driver’s seat with a significant amount of trauma.

Police said the man suffered from at least one gunshot wound and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police had originally responded to the area believing they were investigating a car crash.

“At this time, it does not look like the death was caused by a crash, but some other type of trauma,” Capt. Harold Turner with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said early Friday. “Where that occurred we have no idea, or why it occurred, we have no idea… It looks as if the trauma had occurred prior to this collision.”

The victim’s name has not yet been released.

Anyone with information about the case should call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS (8477) or Det. Gary Toms at the IMPD Homicide Office at (317) 327-3961.