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Fire destroys northeast Indianapolis house one day after fatal shooting

Posted at 1:46 PM, Mar 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-10 13:46:06-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The house where a man was fatally shot on Saturday caught on fire early Sunday morning.

Indianapolis Fire Department firefighters were called around 3:30 a.m. Sunday to the 4000 block of Richlelieu Road on the report of a house fire, IFD Battalion Chief Rita Reith said in a press release. The fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damages.

Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers and emergency responders were called to same house after receiving reports of a person who had been shot, according to IMPD. The man later died.

It is believed the man was shot during a domestic incident, according to IMPD.

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IMPD and IFD investigators are still working to determine if the two incidents are connected.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.