Coroner’s office identifies man fatally shot outside Indy Meijer store; police release suspect’s name

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Metropolitan police arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a shooting that took place outside a Meijer store on the city’s northwest side Saturday night.

Shortly after 8 p.m., emergency crews were called to the 5300 block of West Pike Plaza Road on a report of a person shot.

Police say they found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene. The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified him Monday as 37-year-old Stephen L. Wills.

Cedric Cooper

Police arrested 19-year-old Cedric Cooper on a preliminary charge of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make a final charging decision.

According to investigators, there had been a physical altercation between Wills and Cooper  in the parking lot outside the Meijer store just before the shooting.

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