Father-to-be fatally shot inside east side apartment complex

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Neighbors said it was a fight that lasted pretty much all day and ended with a 19-year-old being shot to death.

A woman who lives in the complex said the victim in the shooting was about to be a father.

“He is good,” said Debbie Bond.  “I am sorry that this happened.”

Bond’s grandson was killed in the shooting.

“Whoever did this, I am sorry for you too and I hope that justice comes to you, but I will pray for you,” said Bond.

It all unfolded, in front of a woman who was too scared to give her name.

“I saw the gun up in the air and they were wrestling over it and I heard seven gunshots and everybody just took off running,” said the woman.

At first, the call for help led police to the apartment’s clubhouse. As officers checked the area out, they heard gunshots.

“Folks started flagging him down, saying someone had been shot,” said IMPD Officer Kendale Adams.  “The officer gets here almost immediately,”

That was when officers found the 19-year-old, suffering from a gunshot wound.

“They said he died in a bedroom,” said the apartment resident.  “He was shot in the back.”

As investigators try to find out who did it, the apartment resident is scared.  She could not believe what played out right in front of her.

“It is very sad, for the neighborhood, I feel sorry for his mother,” said the woman.  “My heart goes out to the family. ”

Investigators will now work to determine how many people fired shots in the fight.  There were some witnesses and officers are hoping those witnesses will help shed some light onto exactly what happened.

The victim’s identity hasn’t been released yet.

Anyone with information is asked to call IMPD Homicide Detective Tom Tudor at 317-327-3703 or CrimeStoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477).  Callers can also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274627(CRIMES).

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