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Man's body found in pond after shots fired call on far east side

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Posted at 8:29 AM, Jul 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-13 12:19:38-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A man's body was found in a pond after a report of shots fired Monday morning on the far east side of Indianapolis, police said.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to the shots fired call just before 1:30 a.m. in the 11000 block of Brookville Road.

The person was reported to possibly be injured and in danger, IMPD Officer Samone Burris said in a news release.

Police did not initially find anybody, but members of the Indiana State Police Dive Team found the man's body in a nearby retention pond.

The Marion County Coroner's Office later identified the man as 33-year-old Steven Israel II.

His death, according to IMPD, remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.