IMPD: Man found dead in Indianapolis house fire was killed by shooting first

Posted at 11:37 AM, Jan 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-12 11:37:51-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- While putting out a fire at a house on Indianapolis' northeast side in November 2017, the fire crews found a man inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene, but police have learned the man was shot and killed before the fire started.

The fire started around 1 a.m. in the 9400 block of Barr Drive on Nov. 18, 2017.

Inside the house, firefighters found Stephen Brockman, 73. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Friday morning, a spokesperson with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said Brockman's death is being investigated as a fatal shooting. 

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Anyone with information about the fire or shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

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