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IMPD arrests man after January hit-and-run homicide

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Posted at 11:49 AM, Jan 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-18 13:36:23-05

UPDATE: IMPD arrested a 55-year-old man on Tuesday, Jan. 11 after police say he intentionally struck and killed John Coleman Jr., 57.

Marion County prosecutors on Jan. 13 charged James D. Gary with murder in Coleman's death.


INDIANAPOLIS — Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was possibly intentionally struck by a hit-and-run driver Monday morning on the west side of Indianapolis, according to police.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to investigate the incident in the 1000 block of North Centennial Street around 9:15 a.m. This is near West 10th Street and North Tibbs Avenue.

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The man, John Coleman Jr., 57, was taken to the hospital and later died, IMPD said.

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IMPD homicide detectives believe a hit-and-run driver may have intentionally struck a man on Monday, January 3, 2022, on the west side of Indianapolis. The man was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

As detectives started to investigate the incident, they determined it was possibly an intentional act and are investigating the incident as a homicide, IMPD Officer Samone Burris said.

Additional information has not been confirmed at this time.