INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis man was stabbed to death during a fight at his apartment complex on the northeast side.
The brutal crime took place Tuesday night in the 6100 block of Bordeaux Court.
On Wednesday, the coroner identified the victim as 42-year-old Scott Reese. The cause of death was ruled as multiple sharp force traumatic injuries and the manner of death was ruled a homicide.
After being repeatedly stabbed, the victim ran to a neighbor's apartment for help.
That neighbor says he overheard a fight involving his downstairs neighbor and an unknown man and called police to the apartment complex.
"I just heard crashing and banging and Scott continuously calling for help," said neighbor Jory Rogers. "I called police just break it up and 30 seconds later he was at my door."
Jory says his neighbor, who lived by himself, ran upstairs with stab wounds to his neck and head.
"While I was on the line with dispatch, they were telling me to put a towel around his throat and try to comfort him and ease him," said Rogers.
Sadly, Reese died on Jory’s doorstep, unable to explain a motive for the violence.
"He was going in and out. He kept saying he was going to die. He was saying goodbye," said Rogers.
The location of the killing at the A62 apartments near 62nd and Allisonville is unusual.
Not only did the victim have no previous criminal history with IMPD, but the stabbing is only the 10th homicide anywhere north of 56th street and only six of those cases have been criminal murders.
"This is a very quiet apartment complex and we have no reason to believe the victim was known to police," said IMPD Major Harold Turner.
"He was extremely nice which is why I don’t know why anyone would go to extreme brutality like this," said Rogers.
Jory says just minutes before the killing the victim told him he was waiting to meet with a friend, but the killer ran away before police could arrive.
"It’s definitely terrifying and scary since it happened overnight on my doorstep," said Rogers.
Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.