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Fire at address of homicide scene in Indianapolis under investigation

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Nov 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-02 16:31:31-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The cause of a fire Monday night at the same address as a homicide less than 48 hours before remains under investigation, according to Indianapolis police.

Indianapolis Fire Department personnel were called around 10:30 p.m. Monday to the 3200 block of Hovey Street after a neighbor called 911 to report a fire, according to a tweet from IFD. No one was home and there were no reported injuries.

The fire happened less than 48 hours after Jalen Chatmon, 28, died after he was found shot around 2 a.m. Sunday, according to IMPD. The cause of the fire remains unknown and under investigation.

It's unclear at this time if the homicide and house fire are connected.