UPDATE: 15-year-old boy killed in shooting on northeast side of Indianapolis

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Ja’Vonne Ellis (photo courtesy of family members)

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 22, 2014)– The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting on the northeast side of Indianapolis Monday night that left a teenager dead.

Scene of shooting at E. 38th and Station streets
Scene of shooting at E. 38th and Station streets

Police were called to the area of East 38th and Station streets shortly before 8:30 p.m.  When they arrived, they found a deceased 15-year-old male.  He was later identified as Ja’Vonne Ellis.

According to the coroner’s office, Ellis died from a gunshot wound to the chest.  Police are investigating his death as a homicide.

Detectives urge anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 317|262.TIPS (8477).  Callers may also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274627 (CRIMES).

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