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Person critical after shooting at southeast side gas station, suspect in custody

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Posted at 3:24 PM, Feb 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-23 15:41:57-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A man is in critical condition after he was shot inside a gas station Wednesday, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

The shooting just happened after 1 p.m. at a BP Gas Station in the 4900 block of E. Thompson Road.

Police say there was some type of disturbance before the shooting. Investigators are trying to figure out if the victim and suspect knew each other.

"This is where our community comes in ... it's so important that when somebody was here, they might have seen something. They might have saw information on a vehicle, information on the people even or may have heard something," IMPD Sgt. Genae Cook said. "[This is] another incident of a conflict where people need to find a different way to resolve issues. Resolving an issue with a weapon is not the answer. All you do is cause further issues."

IMPD said Wednesday night that a suspect was arrested Wednesday night at an apartment in the 10000 block of Stonybrook Circle. The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and SWAT assisted with the arrest.

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IMPD's Violent Crimes Unit arrest a suspect in a gas station shooting on Feb. 23, 2023.

The suspect, a 24-year-old man, faces a preliminary aggravated battery charge.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 317-262-TIPS.