Homicide investigation underway after man found dead inside vehicle near northeast side McDonald’s

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Police at scene on September 8, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Homicide detectives are investigating after man was found dead inside a truck near a northeast side McDonald’s.

According to Indianapolis Metropolitan police, the man was found slumped in the driver’s seat of a pickup truck in a parking lot at 38th Street and Post Road. Officers were dispatched around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police identified the deceased as 78-year-old Walter Timmons. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His cause of death was ruled to be a perforating gunshot wound to the right thigh. The manner of death was ruled a homicide.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS (8477).