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Monday afternoon shooting kills 1 on east side

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Posted at 2:49 PM, May 15, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS — One person has died after being shot on the east side on Indiana Monday afternoon.

According to IMPD, officers responded to the 2300 block of Barnor Drive just before 1 p.m. for a person shot call.

They located Eric Portis Sr., 52, and took him to a local hospital in critical condition, where he died.

Police said preliminary information leads them to believe there was a physical disturbance between two men before shots were fired.

The man who fired their weapon stay on the scene and has been detained for questioning, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Christopher Craighill at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at