IMPD investigating death on Indy’s southeast side


The scene in the 4900 block of S. Emerson Avenue where a man was found and pronounced dead. Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

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UPDATE: IMPD said this is case has been classified as a death investigation after an autopsy from the Marion County Coroner’s Office. The case was originally being investigated as a homicide.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Metropolitan police are investigating the death of a man on the southeast side.

Police say officers were called to the scene in the 4900 block of S. Emerson Avenue around 4 p.m. where an adult man was found outside of a vehicle. Several individuals were around the downed man, according to police, attempting to give him CPR.

Indianapolis EMS were called and the man was pronounced dead. Police say officers were originally called to the S. Emerson Avenue scene for a report of a person shot, but could not confirm the deceased had died from a gunshot wound.

Police said the cause of death and manner of injury to the deceased would have to be determined by the coroner after an autopsy.

The coroner’s office has changed the death from a criminal homicide to a death investigation pending toxicology results.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 317.262.TIPS (8477) .

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