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1 man dead in shooting on Nimitz Drive on east side of Indianapolis

Posted at 1:31 AM, Jul 21, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — A 26-year-old man is dead after a shooting early Wednesday on the city's east side, police said.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a report of a person shot in the 6200 block of Nimitz Drive around 1 a.m. When they arrived, they found the victim with injuries consistent with a gunshot wound.

The victim was initially listed in critical condition, but later died from their injuries.

The man has been identified by the Marion County Coroner's Office has Trevell Patton, 26.

Police said that at about the same time, a second victim arrived at Community East Hospital with apparent gunshot wounds. The person was later transported to Methodist Hospital in serious condition, and investigators believe the two incidents are related.

Anyone with information about the shootings should contact Det. Gary Toms at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail him at People can also call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.