Deadly shooting under investigation on east side

Indianapolis Area Crime

Photo from the scene by Trae Hester

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UPDATE (March 1, 2021)– Officials say charges against Sammy Tinnin were dismissed due to evidentiary issues.


UPDATE (Aug. 18, 2020)– Police say 27-year-old Sammy Tinnin was arrested in this case and charged with felony murder.

Original story:

INDIANAPOLIS– Police say a man is dead after a shooting Wednesday on Indianapolis’ east side.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers were called to the 2500 block of North Emerson Avenue, south of East 30th Street, just before 9 a.m. on a report of an unconscious person.

Officers arrived and found a man had been shot and killed in the parking lot shared by a BP convenience store and McDonald’s.

Anyone with information on this shooting to report can call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477). Your tip may be worth a cash reward if it leads to a felony arrest.

Earlier Wednesday, IMPD investigated two deadly shootings just 10 minutes apart.

On Friday, the victim was identified as John Shockley, 24.

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