Early morning gunfire kills one on Indy's southwest side

One person is dead following a shooting that happened early Wednesday morning on Indianapols' southwest side.
Posted at 5:07 AM, Nov 29, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-29 13:22:05-05

INDIANAPOLIS — An 18-year-old man died following an early Wednesday morning shooting on the city's southwest side.

IMPD officers were called to 3201 S. Holt Road, just before 4:00 a.m. Wednesday on reports of a person shot.

Investigators arrived to find an individual lying in the street. Medics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the man as 18-year-old Wyatt Payton.

According to police, detectives believe a disturbance was occurring between Payton and another individual, at some point, a third party intervened and shot the victim.

The third party, a teenage male, was not at the scene but eventually returned and was taken into custody. After questioning, the teen was released.

The shooting death is at least the 206th homicide in Indianapolis this year.