Charges filed after man found stabbed following crash on southeast side

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A death investigation is underway after a vehicle crashed into an Express Pantry on the near southeast side of Indianapolis on Friday.

IMPD officers were dispatched to the scene in the 1600 block of S. State Ave at about 6:17 p.m.

When police arrived, they discovered the driver was suffering from an injury from a stabbing that didn’t appear to be related to the crash. That person was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. He was identified as James Brown.

Homicide detectives were called to canvass the area for witnesses and forensic workers began collecting evidence.

On Tuesday, police announced 65-year-old Candelario Vasquez had been arrested and charged in the stabbing.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to call IMPD’s homicide office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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