Woman dead, man in critical condition after suspected murder-attempted suicide on west side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A woman is dead, and a man is critically injured after a shooting on the west side of Indianapolis. Police are investigating the incident as a murder and attempted suicide.

Officers responded to the 3400 block of Marabou Mills Place, near West 34th Street and Dandy Trail, around 8 p.m. on a report of a person shot.

Two people in their 30s were suffering from gunshot wounds. A woman was declared dead at the scene, and a man was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The woman was identified Tuesday as Katreena Anderson, 36. The coroner ruled her death a homicide by gunshot wound. The suspect, 51-year-old Ceasar Johnson, is being kept on life support for possible organ donation.

Police say information from family members leads them to believe this was a murder and attempted suicide.

“It’s sad. I talked to one of the brothers who got one of the calls and he talked to them and he just felt that he didn’t have a chance to try and talk ‘em out of it. That the decision had already been made, so he feels a great loss,” said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Capt. Robert Troutt. “If you’ve got a family member or someone you can talk to, there are plenty of resources out there to talk to. This really didn’t solve anything.”

Once officials confirm Johnson has passed away, this story will be updated to remove the "attempted" from murder-attempted suicide.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, you can call the domestic violence abuse hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

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