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Man fatally shot at Motor 8 Inn, police say

Person shot dead at Motor 8 Inn
Person shot dead at Motor 8 Inn
Person shot dead at Motor 8 Inn
Posted at 4:28 PM, Jan 26, 2022

Update: Marion County prosecutors charged Shane A. Patton, 29, on Jan. 30 with murder, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and possession of methamphetamine in connection with Troy D. Ellemen's death.

Earlier: INDIANAPOLIS — A man was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon after an argument broke out in a room at the Motor 8 Inn on Shadeland Avenue, police said.

Officers first responded about 2 p.m. to the 3700 block of North Shadeland Avenue for a report of a person shot, according to IMPD spokeswoman Genae Cook.

The victim, later identified as 31-year-old Troy D. Ellemen, was found wounded and in critical condition. He was later transported to Eskenazi Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

Another person involved in the argument left the area before police arrived. However, police detained a man who matched the description of a suspect after he was spotted near East 38th and North Elizabeth streets. That person was taken to IMPD's Homicide Office for questioning, Cook said.

IMPD said Thursday morning that the detained person was arrested on a murder charge and another warrant for robbery.

Police do not believe there is an existing public threat.

IMPD was assisted by the Marion County Coroner's Office and the Marion County Forensic Services Agency.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Detective Michael Condon at 317-327-6875 or Michael.Condon@indy.gov. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.