UPDATE: Man fatally shot during apparent home invasion on west side identified

Indianapolis Area Crime

Police at scene on December 5, 2017

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Metropolitan police say a man died in what appeared to be an early morning home invasion.

IMPD said the man’s death happened under suspicious circumstances. Officers were called to the 300 block of Mickley Avenue just off Rockville Road around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

They found an adult male dead from a gunshot wound. Investigators aren’t revealing details about the circumstances leading to his death.

The victim was identified as James Thornton, 52. The cause of death was ruled to be multiple blunt force traumatic injuries.

The investigation into the case is ongoing.

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