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Man dies after being shot on city's southeast side over weekend, Uncle charged

Posted at 3:19 PM, Nov 01, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – A man has died after being shot early Saturday on Indianapolis’ southeast side.

According to a police report, William Zweck, 49, shot an Kodi Pruner, 18, near the intersection of Little Leaf Place and Little Leaf Place Circle in the Hickory Knoll mobile home park around 2 a.m.

Witnesses told police that Zweck was intoxicated and approached the group when they were out walking, pointing a gun at the 18-year-old. When Pruner tried to push the gun away it went off, hitting him in the head. He was taken to Eskenazi hospital where he later died.

Friends of the victim said he was looking for a lost cell phone right before he was shot by Zweck, who they said is the victim's uncle. 

Zweck was arrested on preliminary charges of criminal recklessness with a firearm causing bodily injury, pointing a loaded firearm at another person and possession of a firearm without a license. 

The Marion County Prosecutor's office will review the case before final charges are made.