Man found dead on mother's front porch on Indianapolis' west side

Posted at 10:10 AM, Aug 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-27 12:33:28-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- A man was found shot to death on his mother's front porch early Sunday morning on Indianapolis' west side. 

Officers were called to Vermont Street near Tibbs Avenue around 4:30 a.m. after a woman called 911.

That woman tells RTV6 she heard four gunshots. 

Police responded to the area but were not able to find a victim. It wasn't until after 8 a.m. that a man walking by a home on Vermont Street saw the victim laying on a front porch. 

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers on the scene say the victim was homeless and living in a tent in his mother's back yard. The victim's identity has not been released but police say he is a 47-year-old man. 

Police believe the shots fired call around 4:30 a.m. is was likely connected to the homicide. 

Police say they do not know if the victim's mother was home at the time of the shooting. 

Anyone with information about the incident should contact IMPD or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.