Police make arrest in fatal northeast side shooting

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— Homicide detectives with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department have made an arrest in the shooting death of a 28-year-old man over the weekend.

Philip Garrett, 24, was preliminarily charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Carl Gildersleeve, who was gunned down at a gas station parking lot on the city’s northeast side early Saturday morning.

Officers responded to the Shell Gas Station at 2434 North Keystone Avenue around 3:40 a.m. on a report of a person shot.  When they arrived to the scene, they found Gildersleeve suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The victim’s friend told police he went inside the gas station while Gildersleeve stayed at the gas station pumps.  He reported when he walked back outside, he saw Gildersleeve involved in a physical struggle with another man before a gunshot was fire and the suspect fled the scene.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing the case and will make final charging decisions.

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