UPDATE 9/3/2023: IMPD Detectives have arrested 34-year-old Deonta Nelson for his reported role in the murder of Emily Willis.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a woman dead on Indy’s near east side Monday night.
Officers responded to reports of a person shot around 8:58 p.m. at E. New York Street and N. Rural Street.
Officers arrived and found a woman lying on the sidewalk suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was initially listed in critical condition but succumbed to her injuries. The Marion County Coroner’s Office later identified her as 27-year-old Emily LeeAnna Willis.
Detectives learned Willis was involved in a disturbance just before the shooting and was walking when shots were fired. Detectives are asking residents with cameras in the area to look at their cameras just before 9 p.m. to see if there is anything they can share about the incident.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective James Hurt at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475.