Police identify man killed after early morning shooting on north side

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Investigators at scene on July 25, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Metropolitan police are investigating a fatal shooting on the north side.

Investigators were called to the area near Primrose Avenue and East 44th Street around 5:15 a.m.

Officers were originally dispatched to the area after several gunshots were reported nearby. Officers saw a suspicious man in the area who initially cooperated with investigators but later ran away, leading to a brief fight before his apprehension about a block away, police said.

Police then received a 911 call about a shooting on Primrose, where they found Jason Byrd, 32, Indianapolis, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in a driveway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said Byrd had been visiting the home when the shooting occurred.

Police haven’t determined if the man who ran from officers is connected to the shooting; the man went to Eskenazi Hospital after suffering what police called a “non-descriptive medical episode.”

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.

The incident marked the fourth shooting around Indianapolis in the overnight hours. A person was shot during an attempted carjacking on West 11th Street. In another case, a man was shot during an attempted robbery in the 3100 block of Cherry Lane. Police also said a person was shot multiple times on 38th Street near Kessler. That shooting victim was taken in critical condition to Eskenazi Hospital.