INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection with an early morning homicide Friday.
Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Hosbrook Street, just north of Fountain Square, around 3 a.m.
Once on scene, they found an unidentified victim suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. Eight juveniles, toddler-aged and older, were inside the apartment at the time, police said.
Medics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. A man identifying himself as the victim’s brother told Fox 59 News that the victim was 37 years old and that the man’s 10-year-old son was one of the children inside.
A preliminary autopsy revealed the victim died from two gunshot wounds, one to the head and his neck.
A family friend, Joe Pattison, said the victim was a happy-go-lucky man who had just enrolled in college classes last month. Pattison described the victim as a giving man and a lifelong friend.
Police are looking for a suspect and actively pursuing leads. Fox 59 News exclusively witnessed the execution of at least two search warrants around 8:30 a.m. Police announced themselves and kicked down two doors as part of the search warrant execution.
Anyone with information about this incident should call CrimeStoppers at 317-262-TIPS.