Police make arrest in deadly downtown Indianapolis shooting


Eric Middlebrook

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Metropolitan police arrested a suspect after a man was shot and killed early Sunday morning in downtown Indianapolis.

Officers took 30-year-old Eric Middlebrook into custody in connection with the shooting, which happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of South Meridian Street and East South Street. IMPD said an officer was patrolling nearby when he heard a gunshot coming from a nearby parking lot and observed a man chase after and shoot another man.

Officers with IMPD’s Downtown District were dispatched and located a man suffering from at least one apparent gunshot wound. Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and pronounced the victim dead. The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased as 33-year-old Jeffery Reed.

The shooting suspect, identified later as Middlebrook, was taken into custody for questioning. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case for a final charging decision. IMPD characterized the shooting as an isolated incident.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the shooting to call the Indianapolis Metro Police Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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