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Man found shot to death building under renovation

Body found at building under renovation
Posted at 6:19 PM, May 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-05 12:21:34-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A man was found shot to death early Monday at the former Indianapolis Public School #11 building on the city's northeast side, police say.

On May 5, the Marion County Coroner's Office identified the man as Jose Mathis Jr, 44.

Officers found the Mathis' body outside after they were called about 9:30 a.m. to the building, 3202 E. 42nd St., said IMPD Officer William Young.

Mathis had suffered gunshot wounds, Young said. He was later pronounced dead.

Police are investigating Mathis' death as a homicide. Investigators do not believe there's an active threat to the public.

Anyone with more information was urged to contact IMPD Detective Michael Condon at 317-327-3475 or Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 (TIPS) or online.

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story called the building an "abandoned IPS building" per IMPD, the building was the former location of Indianapolis Public School #11 but was sold back in 2012, according to IPS.