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Questions remain in death of Indianapolis 8-year-old

Posted at 4:58 PM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 16:59:34-04

INDIANAPOLIS — On Culver Street near 38th and Emerson Street, police are investigating what led to the shooting death of 8-year-old Kendrielle Brye.

"It kind of bothered me to know that the kids I just saw and just waved at is one is now deceased," a neighbor said. Neighbors RTV6 talked to did not want to disclose their identity.

"To me, it seemed as if the father loved his kids."

40-year-old Kendall Brye is wanted for questioning by police. "I was shocked that they have him as a suspect."

Brye has several felony convictions, most recently pleading guilty to dealing of cocaine. A notice of violation of his probation was issued Monday.

Neighbors say Sunday night was chaotic.

"They was panicking, it was a lot of commotion going on," a neighbor said. "You never know what you're gonna do in a situation like that until it happens."

Kendrielle was taken to a nearby fire station.

"Maybe they was thinking if they got her to some medical, ya know," a neighbor said. "Because they got everything there at the fire station instead of waiting for them to come look for the address."

Police say this was not a drive-by shooting.

"I know it was a tragic accident that happened. I know it wasn't no foul play, nothing done intentionally."

Police told RTV6 Brye was driving a gray or silver Dodge charger and that his 3-year-old son was with him. The 3-year-old was later placed in foster care through the Indiana Department of Child Services.

Police say Brye should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is urged to contact IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.