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Police believe man who died at Eskenazi was shot after Broad Ripple fight

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Posted at 10:20 AM, Jan 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-14 09:25:54-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The shooting death of a man Thursday morning might have been related to a fight at a Broad Ripple hookah lounge, police said.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were dispatched to Eskenazi Hospital around 2 a.m. on a report of a walk-in person shot, IMPD Officer Samone Burris said.

The man was in critical condition, but he died shortly after arrival.

The Marion County Coroner's Office has identified the man as 44-year-old LaRon Eskew.

Burris said investigators believe the shooting was possibly related to a fight that occurred around 1 a.m. at the Lava Lounge in the 6300 block of Guilford Avenue in Broad Ripple.

A specific shooting location is not yet known.

Police have not released information about a possible suspect.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call IMPD Det. Christopher Winter at 317-327-3475 or email him at

People can also call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana anonymously at 317-262-8477.