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Man's death from August injury in downtown Indianapolis ruled a homicide

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Posted at 7:00 AM, Sep 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-15 19:21:40-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A man's death stemming from an August injury in Downtown Indianapolis has been ruled a homicide officials say.

Dennis E. Stombaugh, 64, died on Sept. 11 from injuries he suffered Aug. 27 at the intersection of North Delaware Street and East North Street, the Marion County Coroner's Office said.

IMPD now says his death was a homicide. Anyone with information about his killing should call Detective Daniel Smith at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or email him at Daniel.Smith@indy.gov.

A report by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department shows police responded about 8:20 p.m. that day to the intersection for a report of a person injured. Investigators say the man was bleeding from the head, but speaking to officers while they were on the scene.

It wasn't immediately clear what exactly happened leading up to Stombaugh's injury.

IMPD investigators say Stombaugh was transported to IU Methodist Hospital, but they learned his condition began to deteriorate. Just a little more than 2 weeks after he was injured, Stombaugh died.

IMPD says following the autopsy and initial investigation, they determined Stombaugh's death was a homicide.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story stated the death was ruled a homicide based on information from the coroner's office. Police later told WRTV the determination was preliminary.