Death investigation underway on Indy’s northwest side


UPDATE: IMPD announced the death has officially been classified as a homicide.


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a death on Indy’s northwest side Saturday afternoon.

The IMPD said officers responded to the 5200 block of West 52nd Street just before 12:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon on a report of a person shot. this is near the intersection of 52nd Street and Lafayette Road.

When they arrived, they found a man with injuries consistent with a gunshot wound. The victim was not awake and not breathing and was pronounced dead on scene. Detectives have not been able to determine if the individual died of self-inflicted injuries or if they were by a third party.

The man was identified as Tevin Newman, 30.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Detective Daniel Smith at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail the detective at

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