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IMPD investigating Christmas Eve homicide, fatal crash

IMPD Cruiser
Posted at 3:20 PM, Dec 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-28 14:56:24-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating two separate incidents on Christmas Eve that left two people dead.

Officers responded to the 4500 block of Park Forest Court around 2 a.m. Friday and found a man who had been shot. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition and died Friday night, according to IMPD.

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the man as 24-year-old Carlton Stovall.

IMPD detectives say the person they believe was responsible has been interviewed and released pending further investigation. IMPD does not believe there is a threat to the community.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Matthew Melkey at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail Matthew.Melkey@Indy.Gov

Around 7 p.m., IMPD responded to a crash on the city's south side at the intersection of South Meridian Street and East Thompson Road. One person died, according to IMPD.

The coroner's office identified the man as 69-year-old John Willoughby.