INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a fatal stabbing on the city’s Near South Side. This marks the first homicide in the City of Indianapolis in 2022.
Shortly after 3 a.m., IMPD officers responded to the Pollo Los Reyes restaurant in the 2800 block of Madison Avenue on a report of a person stabbed outside. When they arrived, officers found a large disturbance and located a man with injuries consistent with stab wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 35-year-old Genaro Dominguez Hipolito.
IMPD says they believe they detained everyone involved and spoke with witnesses who remained on scene to speak with police.
Lt. Shane Foley says this level of cooperation from the community is the only way 2022 will prove to be a less violent year than 2021 was.
“This takes the responsibility and the expectation of the communities to step up and help resolve these situations. It doesn’t matter if you have a police officer on every corner, the police aren’t going to solve this,” Foley said. “We’ve seen that when the community steps forward, when they come forward with information, that we’re able to solve homicides. We’re able to solve aggravated assaults… and too often we don’t hear the stories about when members of the community step forward and prevent incidents from happening and we need more of that in this coming year.”
Homicide detectives are now on scene collecting evidence, along with The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency. If you have information on this incident, IMPD directs you to call Detective Matthew Melkey at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail the detective at Matthew.Melkey@indy.gov. Alternatively, you can call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS to remain anonymous.
This is a developing story and will be updated once more information is available.