INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Metropolitan police arrested a suspect in connection with a deadly Tuesday night shooting on the west side.
Officers were dispatched to Scotland Drive and Bank Place around 9:56 p.m. after receiving reports that a person had been shot.
Upon arrival, officers found a teenager suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition but later died.
The Marion County Coroner’s Office later identified the deceased as 16-year-old Christian Peters.
At approximately 10:40 p.m., IMPD Northwest District officers responded to a report of a walk-in person shot at St. Vincent Hospital. They located a teenage male who’d been shot. He was listed in stable condition.
Detectives believe both incidents are related. The circumstances that led up to the shooting remain under investigation.
IMPD previously said officers detained a person who told them he’d been involved in the shooting. Lt. Shane Foley confirmed that detectives are investigating the detained individual’s exact role in the incident.
IMPD didn’t specify if the person arrested in the case is the same one they detained earlier.
They have not yet released the suspect’s name or made the booking photo available, as detectives are still following up with witnesses.
The prosecutor’s office will make a final charging decision.