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IMPD investigates 2 homicides in same hour on city's east side

Posted at 9:27 PM, Jul 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-30 12:22:37-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating following two homicides in the same hour early Saturday morning.

This comes after a string of overnight violence where five other people were injured.

Officers were dispatched to the 2700 block of E. Michigan Street just before 1:30 a.m. on a report of a person shot. When they arrived, they found three men who sustained gunshot wounds.

One of those men, David Woodard, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to IMPD. The other two were taken to area hospitals in serious condition.

On Monday, detectives announced a 38-year-old man was arrested and preliminarily charged with murder, according to IMPD. Marion County prosecutors charged Marcus K. Washington with murder on Aug. 2, records show.

Formal charges haven't been filed by prosecutors, according to online court records.

Then, just before 2 a.m. officers with IMPD were dispatched to the 10500 block of East 37th Street on a report of a person stabbed. When they arrived, they found a man with stab wounds. He was later pronounced dead a short time later.

The Marion County coroner's office identified the man as Joseph Trammell, 48.