INDIANAPOLIS — Police are investigating after a person was killed on Indy’s near northeast side Friday afternoon.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a report of a person shot in the 2400 block of North Wheeler St. around 4:45 p.m. Friday. When they arrived, they found a male in outside in front of that location with injuries consistent with a gunshot wound.

Once the Indianapolis Fire Department arrived, the victim was pronounced dead. The coroner’s office identified him as 29-year-old John Jay Saulsberry Jr.

IMPD said they have one person in custody for questioning, and are still trying to figure out their role in this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Jesus Soria at the IMPD Homicide Office at (317) 327-3475 or by e-mail at

We will provide additional information as it comes in.