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Man dies after his throat was slashed with broken bottle during fight on Indianapolis' east side

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Posted at 7:16 AM, May 23, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — One person is dead after a fight ended with a man getting his throat slashed with glass.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to the home in the 900 block of North Boasart Avenue around 3:30 a.m. for a reported fight.

Police say the alcohol fueled fight spilled out onto the street and one of the men involved grabbed a piece of glass from a broken bottle and slashed another man across the neck.

The victim, identified as Phillip Toombs, 53, was taken to the hospital where he died of multiple sharp force traumatic injuries.

The other man was taken into custody for questioning but was later released. The death has been ruled a homicide but no charges have been filed at this time.

Police are still investigating the cause of the fight and any other details leading up to it. If you have any information contact IMPD or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

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