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One killed in shooting at housing complex on Indianapolis' northeast side

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Posted at 12:16 AM, Jul 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-14 12:37:54-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A person is dead after a shooting Tuesday night at a housing complex on the northeast side of Indianapolis, according to police.

Officers with the Lawrence Police Department were near the Brentwood Drive area when they heard shots being fired, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Samone Burris said in an email.

IMPD officers responded and found 24-year-old Oliver Wallace suffering from gunshot wounds in the 4000 block of Stratford Court near East 42nd Street and North Post Road. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

This is the at least third deadly shooting at the Towne and Terrace housing complex so far this year.

Jerrell Moten, 28, was shot and killed on Jan. 12 and James Goliday, 46, was shot and killed on Jan. 29. Both of those cases remain unsolved, according to the latest monthly homicide report sent July 2 from IMPD.

Last year, the housing complex was the site of at least six deadly shootings between June-November 2020.

On June 19, 2020, Zyair Herron, 27, died in a shooting in the 4000 block of Hampshire Drive. A week later on June 26, Ronald Morris, 46, died and another person was injured in a shooting in the 4100 block of North Brentwood Drive. Shawn E. Hicks Jr., 23, was fatally shot in the 4100 block of North Brentwood Drive on July 30, 2020.

On Aug. 29, 2020, Nataysia Williams, 25, was shot and killed in the 4100 block of North Brentwood Drive. A private security guard, Melvin Hall, was charged with murder and later acquitted.

Vorn Phillips, 24, died after he was shot Sept. 14, 2020, in the 4000 block of Hampshire Court. Nearly two months later on Nov. 10, 2020, Chad Wheat, 36, was shot and killed in the 4000 block of Stratford Court.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 317-327-3475 or report tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477).