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Man dies after shooting at Indianapolis gas station, crash nearby

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Posted at 11:00 PM, Mar 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-02 18:05:13-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A man is dead after a shooting Tuesday evening at a gas station on the northwest side of Indianapolis and a crash nearby, according to police.

Around 7:30 p.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to the area near West 71st Street and Georgetown Road on the report of a person shot and a crash in the area, IMPD Lt. Shane Foley said in a press release.

Officers were close to this incident and found a man, identified as 31-year-old Ryan Thomas, with an apparent gunshot wound when they arrived, Foley said. They began providing aid to Thomas before medics arrived and took him to a local hospital.

Thomas later died, Foley said.

Homicide detectives determined the incident happened at a gas station nearby, Foley said.

On Friday, IMPD announced the arrest of a 22-year-old in connection with the incident, according to a press release. They were preliminarily charged with murder. Formal charges haven't been filed, according to online court records.

Anyone with information is asked to call homicide detectives at 317-327-3475 or report tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477) or online.