INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan police are investigating after a man with a gunshot wound was found dead in a field.
Officers responded around 11:45 a.m. Monday to Holloway and Langley avenues for a reported welfare check. That’s on the near northeast side near I-70 and Keystone.
Officers found an adult male dead in a field near a wooded area, according to William Young, a public information officer with the department. At first, IMPD would only disclose that the man suffered apparent trauma. On Monday evening, however, police said the deceased did have an injury “consistent with a gunshot wound.”
The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 36-year-old Darren Gibson.
Investigators aren’t sure how Gibson’s body ended up in the field. It was unknown if he was a resident of the neighborhood or if someone had left him there, Young said. Police responded to the area after receiving a call from a passerby.
IMPD is asking anyone who may have seen something in the area to contact the Homicide Office at (317) 327-3475 or call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS (8487).