INDIANAPOLIS – On February 4, 2019 just after 12:43a.m. officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) were dispatched to the 4500 block of N. Elizabeth on shots fired. As officers were responding they were updated that there was a person shot. Responding officers located a male in the front yard in the 4400 block with apparent gunshot wounds to his body. Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and pronounced the male deceased at the scene.
Homicide detectives responded and immediately began canvassing the area for witnesses. Homicide detectives detained a person of interest and began questioning him and witnesses.
Shortly thereafter, a female showed up at Community North hospital where she was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg, which she sustained while in the 4400 block of N. Elizabeth.
The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist in identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner Office (MCCO) will be assisting and will determine the exact manner and cause of death. The MCCO will release the name of the victim once proper next-of-kin notification has been made.
Homicide Detectives continued their investigation throughout the evening and into the morning hours. Detectives identified and arrested Adrian Parson (31) for his alleged involvement of this incident. Parson was preliminarily charged with murder and aggravated battery. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make a charging decision.
This incident should serve as a message to those seeking to commit violence in Indianapolis, that they will be held accountable. The IMPD ended 2018 with a homicide clearance rate of 64%, more than 20% higher than the previous year. Violence will not be tolerated by IMPD or the Indianapolis community.
Anyone with information about criminal activity should call 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.
A charge of a crime is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.