INDIANAPOLIS — A man is dead after a shooting Tuesday on the northeast side of Indianapolis, according to local police.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called around 3 p.m. to the 4100 block of Brentwood Drive near the intersection of 42nd Street and Post Road on the city’s northeast side for a person shot.
Upon arrival, IMPD said officers found an adult male victim who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The man was pronounced dead, police said.
The Marion County Coroner’s Office later identified the deceased as 21-year-old Kevon Bell.
“It’s unfortunate that we live in a time where people think it’s okay to settle disturbances or disputes in the broad daylight, deadly disputes,” said Sgt. Anthony Patterson with IMPD.
A few hours later, around 6:15 p.m., IMPD officers were dispatched to a person stabbed at 4104 Brentwood Drive. Soon after, EMS crews were called to a nearby address in the 4000 block of Essex Court for an assault stabbing.
As of 7:15 p.m., IMPD Ofc. William Young said that the department is gathering information regarding the stabbing incident.
“The victim is awake and breathing (stable condition),” Ofc. Young said in an email. “At this time I do not believe it has anything to do with the earlier incident [on Brentwood Drive].”
Tuesday’s deadly shooting at the Town and Terrace complex marks the third homicide at the property just this year. There were also three homicides in 2022 and three more in 2021. There have been nine total homicides at the complex in the last three years and 17 total in the last six years.
“IMPD absolutely does not want to see this,” Patterson said. “And I know the neighbors, a lot of good folks out here. No one should be subjected to this. So our detectives will do everything they can to find the individual or individuals responsible for this.”
The city began demolition on one building in the area back in April. City leaders plan to tear down the rest by the end of 2024 in hopes of making the area safer, but first the city has to purchase each and every unit.
Michael Van Schoik contributed to this report.