Man killed in apartment complex parking lot on Indy’s south side

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A man is dead following a shooting late Tuesday night on the south side of Indianapolis.

Just before midnight, IMPD officers were called to the 4100 block of El Lago Boulevard at Stone Lake Apartments on a report of a person shot. When they arrived they found a man with at least one gunshot wound lying in the apartment complex parking lot.

Medics rushed the man to Eskenazi Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. On Nov. 19, the victim was identified as Brennan Ellis, 23.

Investigators are speaking with a person who found the victim. Police don’t know if the shooting was prompted by an argument or if it occurred in a vehicle or on foot.

“This is an important one where if anyone heard or saw something before midnight to please contact police or Crime Stoppers,” said IMPD Capt. Harold Turner.

Police believe this was an isolated incident, however, they urge caution to people alone outside.

“The best advice for people –don’t walk around by yourself at night. Walk around in a group. Know your area. Know your surroundings… be aware of your situation,” said Turner. “A lot of people are on their phone and don’t notice someone walking up to them. Be aware of what is going on around you. Be smart. A vast majority of the violence in this city is still targeted… for the most part it’s over drugs or stupid disagreements. The vast majority of our citizenry are not engaged in activity that increases their chance to be a part of violence.”