One year after man’s mysterious death, police and family plead for answers


Derrick Gregory

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Derrick Gregory
Derrick Gregory

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Nearly a year after it happened, Indiana State Police still haven’t solved the death of a 30-year-old Indianapolis man who was found shot inside his pickup truck on the day before Thanksgiving.

Detectives have been actively investigating the death of Derrick Gregory for 12 months. Gregory was found shot inside a Chevrolet Silverado on I-70 westbound near mile marker 88 at the 465/70 interchange on Nov. 25, 2015.

State troopers were originally called to the area around 6:30 p.m. to investigate a report of a disabled vehicle. When they arrived, they found Gregory unresponsive inside the truck; it appeared he’d suffered a gunshot wound.

Gregory went to Eskenazi Hospital, where he died from his wounds a day later on Thanksgiving.

Family members said Gregory was driving home when someone fired several shots at his truck, causing him to crash during rush hour. Detectives found several bullet holes in the windshield and driver’s side door of the truck Gregory was driving. One of the bullets hit him in the lung.

Nearly a year after Gregory’s death, Indiana State Police are asking anyone with information about Gregory’s death to come forward to help his family find closure.

If you have information that could help with the case, call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.

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