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Man found shot to death near 34th Street and Georgetown Road

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Posted at 8:41 PM, May 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-01 17:08:50-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A man was found shot and killed Thursday morning on the northwest side of Indianapolis, according to police.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to investigate the death around 7:30 a.m. in the 4600 block of Bertrand Road, near West 34th Street and Georgetown Road.

When they arrived, they found the man, identified as 77-year-old James E. Blancett, who was dead and suffering from at least one gunshot wound, IMPD Officer William Young said in a press release.

Homicide detectives are investigating the incident.

Marion County prosecutors charged Brenda Anderson, 58, with murder in Blancett's death on May 25, records show. According to a probable cause affidavit, Anderson told police she hallucinates. She said she did not recall shooting Blancett, according to the affidavit.

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