IMPD Aggravated Assault Detectives Make Arrest in Weekend Shooting

INDIANAPOLIS – On Sunday, February 28, 2021, thanks to community cooperation, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Homicide detectives identified and arrested a suspect allegedly involved in the shooting of a 23-year-old adult male.

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, just after 11:00 p.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers were dispatched to a report of a person shot at 2102 N Mitthoffer Road.  Officers did not locate a victim but did locate a crime scene.  A short time later officers responded to Community East Hospital on a report of a person shot where they located a 23-year-old male who was confirmed to have been shot and was in stable condition.

IMPD aggravated assault detectives responded to the scenes and began their investigation.

IMPD detectives continued their investigation and were able to identify the alleged suspect thanks to cooperation from witnesses. On February 28, 2021, Aggravated Assault detectives announced the arrest of 49-year-old Shawn Brown for his alleged involvement in this incident. Brown was arrested and preliminarily charged with battery with a deadly weapon and criminal recklessness. The Marion County Prosecutors Office (MCPO) will review the case and determine a final charging decision.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS).  Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest.  Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.

A charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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