Police arrest man in connection with shooting of teenager

Posted at 9:38 AM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 13:09:29-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of a 15-year-old earlier this week. 

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, 18-year-old Eric Morris tried to kill the 15-year-old victim.

The teenager was dropped off at St. Francis Hospital just before midnight Tuesday from a black SUV. The SUV had front-end damage, and two people fled from the scene after dropping him off.

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Minutes before the teenager was dropped off, officers responded to a shots fired call on Ewing Street near the intersection of Keystone and Hanna avenues. Police believe that's where Morris shot the teenager. 

The victim remains in the hospital, where he was in critical condition at last check.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477. You can also text “INDYCS” plus your tip to 274637. Your tip can be reported anonymously.

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