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Man fatally shot during carjacking at gas station in Near Eastside, Indianapolis police say

Police seek public's help in ID'ing suspect
1856 n rural shooting
1856 n rural st shooting
1856 N Rural shooting
1856 n rural st shooting
Posted at 6:25 PM, May 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-05 16:12:42-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A man died after he was shot during an attempted carjacking at a gas station in the city's Near Eastside neighborhood Tuesday, police say.

Officers responded to the shooting about 1:30 p.m. to the Citgo gas station at 1856 N. Rural St., according to IMPD Officer William Young.

The man, identified by the Marion County Coroner's Officer as Gary Underwood, 46, was found wounded and transported in critical condition to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Police are investigating Underwood's death as a homicide.

IMPD has released the following photos of a suspect in the shooting.

Shooting suspect
Shooting suspect

He's described as a Black male, believed to be in his late teens to early 20s, about 5 feet and 7-10 inches tall, with a slender build. He was seen wearing a blue Adidas hooded sweatshirt and red and black shoes.

Police said he may be driving the victim's orange 2008 GMC Hummer H3 with the Indiana plate number 680TBR. IMPD announced on Thursday that the vehicle was located and recovered.

Victim's car
Victim's car

Anyone with more information was urged to contact IMPD Detective Ryan Clark at 317-327-3475 or Ryan.Clark@indy.gov. Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 (TIPS) or online.