LAWRENCE, Ind. – Police in Lawrence are investigating after a man was fatally shot in the head early Wednesday morning.
Officers arrived at the Landings at 56th Street apartments around 3 a.m. for a call about shots fired. They found a man, later identified as 43-year-old Kurt Estes, suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputy Chief Gary Woodruff said it was unclear if the man lived at the apartment complex. A resident called 911 after hearing gunshots, Woodruff said.
Officers found the man lying on a sidewalk. Woodruff said there was a shots fired incident at the same apartment complex “in the last couple weeks.”
“It’s a challenge, but typically somebody ends up knowing something,” Woodruff said. “Finding out who that [deceased] individual is and what led them to be here at the apartment complex—whether they were a resident, whether they’re a visitor or they’re here for another purpose—those circumstance come together and hopefully detectives can come to a resolution.”
Woodruff said this was the second homicide in Lawrence this year.
“That’s two too many, we’re not happy about that,” he said. “We typically have somewhere around 2-4, on average, homicides per year. We hope this is it for us this year.”