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Woman shot dead on Indianapolis' Near Eastside, police say

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Posted at 6:52 AM, Aug 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-25 09:24:59-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A woman was shot to death early Wednesday in the city's Near Eastside neighborhood, prompting a police presence in the area that lasted for several hours.

Officers found the woman wounded in the street while they responded about 6:30 a.m. for a report of a person shot in the 900 block of North Tuxedo Street, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. This is near the intersection of 10th and North Rural streets and south of Brookside Park.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. She was identified as La'Shelle Teasley, 35, the Marion County Coroner's Office said Thursday.

A large crowd gathered at the scene, prompting IMPD's special weapons and tactics unit and event response group to respond for crowd control.

An investigation found a domestic disturbance may have led to the shooting. Detectives believe involved parties knew each other, but their exact relationship wasn't immediately clear, according to IMPD Officer Samone Burris.

Burris later said a person of interest was in custody as of Wednesday afternoon, but no arrests had been made at that time.

"We have a family that has lost a loved one. The scene is very intense; there are a lot of heightened emotions at this time, and the family wants answers, which is understandable," Burris told WRTV at the scene.

"A community has been shattered this morning. A family has been rocked with the devastation this morning, and we are just asking everyone to come together and understand that violence is never the answer, Burris said.

IMPD's victim's assistance unit, chaplains, and the Indy Champions Program for Domestic Violence Prevention also responded to the scene to provide support to those impacted by the shooting.

Authorities haven't provided any additional details, including the victim's identity.

Police say there is no active threat to the public.

IMPD asked anyone with more information to contact detectives at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 (TIPS).