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Person shot, killed on Indianapolis' southeast side

Posted at 10:35 AM, Nov 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-18 06:38:23-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A man is dead following a shooting on the city's southeast side.

According to IMPD officials, the shooting happened at Southeastern Avenue and South Emerson Avenue.

Officers were called there sometime before 10 a.m. for a report of shots fired. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was later identified as Dustin Alan Phipps, 30.

On Wednesday, IMPD announced that Anvictor Butler, 46, had been arrested in connection with the homicide. Court documents say he turned himself in.

According to those documents, Butler got out of his vehicle at the Marathon Gas Station. That's when police say Phipps got in the man's car and started driving away.

Butler is accused of then running outside and firing two shots into the driver's-side window.

Court documents claim Phipps drove the car head-first into a tree. Court records claim that Butler left the scene after the shooting.

He later hired an attorney who contacted the police and turned himself in.

Butler is charged with murder. As of Friday, he hadn't been scheduled for an initial court appearance.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Christopher Craighill at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or by e-mail at

Alternatively, they can call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS) to remain anonymous.