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Fatal shooting leads to SWAT standoff on east side Tuesday night

Posted at 6:36 PM, Mar 28, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS — A person has died after a shooting on the east side of Indy on Tuesday evening.

Officers responded to reports of a person shot at Orion Avenue and S Bancroft Street at approximately 6:10 p.m.

This area is near Emerson Avenue on the east side.

When officers arrived they found an adult male who had been shot.

Police initially reported the victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition before later stating the victim has died.

According to IMPD PIO Shane Foley, officers were able to secure the building where a person of interest was located inside.

IMPD SWAT and negotiators responded to the scene and were able to get one female and the person of interest out of the building.

Police state no force had to be used and they were able to detain the person of interest without incident.

In an update Wednesday morning, IMPD says after consultation with the Marion County Prosecutor's Office, the person of interest was released.

Detectives are investigating the incident as a homicide and are not clear on what led up to the shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Detective Matthew Melkey at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail the detective at

This is a developing story.