INDIANAPOLIS – On Friday, September 25, 2020, just after 7:00p.m., Officers of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) were dispatched to 5950 Brookville Road on the report of a person shot. When Officers arrived, they located an adult male suffering from injuries consistent with a gunshot wound. The victim, identified as 78-year old Paul Edmonds, was transported to Eskenazi hospital in serious condition.
IMPD Homicide detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist in identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence.
On Saturday, September 26, 2020 despite the best medical care, Paul Edmonds, a local business owner, succumbed to his injuries. The Marion County Coroner’s Office (MCCO) will be assisting and will determine the exact manner and cause of death.
Homicide Detectives continued to work diligently on the case. On September 27, 2020 Detectives arrested 24-year-old Kayla Blankenship for her role in the death of Paul Edmonds. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) will review this case and make 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 www.CrimeTips.org 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.
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