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1 dead, 5 wounded in shooting at Broad Ripple bar

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Posted at 9:25 AM, Mar 16, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-16 09:39:06-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A shooting inside a Broad Ripple bar left one person dead and five people wounded early Saturday morning.

According to Indianapolis metro police, at 1:22 a.m. officers directly in front of the 808 block of Broad Ripple Avenue reported shots fired inside the business and requested additional officers to the scene.

IMPD said at least ten officers were working in the area at the time.

Inside the business, a bar known as Landsharks, officers located five male victims with gunshot injuries.

All victims were transported to the hospital. A sixth male victim self-transported to the hospital.

One of the six people shot died at the hospital, police said. The victim was identified by the Marion County Coroner's Office as Timothy Brown Jr., 36-years-old.

25-year-old Nicholas Fulk is charged with Murder, Aggravated Battery, Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Steven Gray at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at

During a press release, IMPD North District Commander, Matthew Thomas said crimes are statistically low in Broad Ripple.

"We work very hard with our business owners through regular meetings, our community leaders, to make sure its safe. But it's acts like this, where you have one person making a very poor decision that impacts this close-knit community," Commander Thomas said.

Three people were shot on the avenue last summer. IMPD and the Broad Ripple Village Association responded to safety concerns by adding extra security measures.

Parking lots closed early, bars closed at 1 a.m., and extra cameras and lights were added to the streets. Many of the changes remained in place.

Broad Ripple Village Association spoke with media about the incident Saturday afternoon, watch below.

The BRVA also made the following statement:

"Our Broad Ripple community experienced a shooting early this morning inside Landsharks, killing one victim and leaving five others injured. We are saddened by the events that took place inside Landsharks. It is reprehensible that a life was lost, and that several individuals were injured emotionally and physically.

While the BRVA does not have the authority to regulate establishments, we are committed to continue working with business owners in the Village to help support a safe environment for our residents and visitors and will do everything within our power to advocate for those responsible to be held accountable.

Security measures and operating procedures that keep staff and patrons safe are critical. The majority of the bars in the Village are committed to and have put recommended safety procedures in place.

We stand ready to continue working with the mayor, prosecutor, IMPD, and both city and state legislators to take a stand against violence and implement effective solutions to create a safe and peaceful environment for our residents, visitors, and businesses."