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Detectives believe Wednesday morning shooting in Indianapolis was act of self-defense

Detectives believe that Wednesday morning shooting was act of self-defense
Posted at 6:27 PM, Aug 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-04 15:00:18-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Police are looking into shooting that left a teen dead after an alleged robbery attempt.

The incident took place just before 4:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 11900 block of Tapp Drive, near the intersection of Winding Hart Drive.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detectives determined two people were in a car when they were approached by multiple people and some sort of altercation began.

In a press release, police said at least one of the people that approached the car had a gun. At some point during the altercation, shots were fired. At least one round struck Armohnie Preswood, 16. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say Preswood was also armed but have not said whose weapons were fired.

Maron Smith tells WRTV he has lived in the area for nearly 20 years.

“It’s been quiet, but now the last few months have been kind of hectic,” Smith said.

Smith said he's recently noticed people walking around the area and looking into homes and cars, an act he calls 'suspicious'.

“Everybody needs to watch their surroundings, you know, coming in and going because you just never know who is who,” Smith said.

Smith said he feels that something needs to be done to get his once quiet neighborhood back to the way it was.

“It’s getting bad out here – you know, and nobody should feel uncomfortable in their home,” Smith said.