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Man stabbed, found dead on downtown Indy street

Crime Scene
Posted at 7:24 AM, Jan 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-26 08:35:54-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis recorded its 15th homicide of the year Tuesday morning when a person was found fatally stabbed on a downtown Indianapolis street.

According to IMPD, officers reported to 200 S. Illinois Street, near the intersection of Illinois and Georgia streets, for a report of a person dead. When they arrived they located an apparent adult male dead with stabbed wounds.

The man died at the scene.

On Thursday, the Marion County Coroner's Office identified the man as 50-year-old Cornelius DeWayne Coleman.

With the help of witnesses in the area, detectives were able to get a description of a possible suspect. Additional information received led officers and investigators to believe the suspect was inside a nearby garage.

Inside the garage, with the assistance of K9 officers, a 30-year-old man was located and arrested.

If you have further information, contact IMPD Det. Chris Winter at 317-327-3475 or by email at

You can also leave an anonymous tip by contacting Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.