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Man dies after shooting on Ohio Street in downtown Indianapolis

Posted at 10:21 PM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-12 21:30:42-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A man is dead after a shooting Tuesday night in downtown Indianapolis, according to police.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called around 10 p.m. to the shooting near West Ohio Street and North Meridian Street.

Officers arrived and found a person with at least one apparent gunshot wound, IMPD Officer Genae Cook said in an email. They were taken to a local hospital where they later died.

Their identity hasn't been released.

IMPD Major Kerry Buckner said the shooting happened in front of a hotel in the area and a person of interest has been taken into custody.

The suspect, a 35-year-old, was preliminarily charged with murder in connection with the incident, Cook said Wednesday. Formal charges haven't yet been filed by prosecutors, according to online court records and IMPD.

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