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Man fatally shot during suspected home invasion on Near Northwest side, Indianapolis police say

Fatal shooting West 39th
Posted at 6:24 AM, Jul 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-29 17:07:39-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A man was shot to death early Friday at a home on the city's Near Northwest side during a suspected home invasion, police say.

Officers found the man wounded while responding about 4 a.m. to a home in the 900 block of West 34th Street, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

That location is near the intersection of West 34th and Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. streets, near the Confederate Mound National Cemetery.

The man was later pronounced dead. He was identified by the Marion County Coroner's Office on Friday as 64-year-old Steve Sheppard Jr.

IMPD Officer William Young later told WRTV a person of interest had been taken into custody.

He added that investigators don't believe there is any active threat to the public.

Police haven't yet said exactly what happened leading up to the shooting — or whether it was a resident of the home who shot the man.

IMPD asked anyone with more information to contact Homicide Detective Steven Gray at 317-327-3475 or Steven.Gray@indy.gov. Tips can also0 be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 (TIPS) or online.

This is a developing story.