INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD is investigating an overnight shooting that left one dead on the east side.

According to IMPD, after 2 a.m. they received a shots fired call followed by multiple disturbance calls in the 6000 block of Oak Avenue. When they arrived, they found an adult female with gunshot wound(s).

The woman was pronounced dead.

The Marion County Coroner later identified the woman as 36-year-old Dorothy Brinker.

“There was an adult male who was with her. He was pretty hysterical. He’s been taken downtown. He’s a person of interest right now to talk to detectives about what occurred,” said IMPD Capt. Mark McCardia.

While there is a person of interest, police have not said if that person will be arrested.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Kyle Hoover at the IMPD Homicide Office at (317) 327-3475 or e-mail him at

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.