Suspects sought in possible home robbery that left one dead

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 5, 2014)—Two people were shot on the city’s near west side Sunday night.

Officers responded to the 900 block of King Ave at approximately 7:40 p.m. When they arrived, they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both men were transported to Eskenazi Hospital, where 19-year-old Deshawn Ward was pronounced dead. The other victim, 20-year-old Dominique Baquet, is listed in serious condition.

Police said at least two suspects were seen running from the house following the shooting. The first suspect was described as a black male, 18-20 years old, 5’7”- 5’8” tall, wearing a black beanie cap, a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and was armed with a gun. The second suspect was described as a black male, 18-20 years old, 6’0” tall, wearing a black skull cap, a black hooded sweatshirt, and was armed with a gun.

Police believe the shootings may have occurred during a residential robbery.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.

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