INDIANAPOLIS –Just after 8:00 a.m., on January 7, 2018, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) were dispatched to the 3000 block of North California Street reference a unresponsive subject. Officers arrived shortly after receiving the dispatched run and located a male inside a residence, who appeared to have an open wound to his chest.
Officers secured the residence, and notified medics for assistance. Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. Homicide detectives were called and observed what appeared to be trauma to the chest of the victim. Investigators are uncertain of the exact cause of the injuries. As a result, they have not ruled out the possibility that this may have been criminal, accidental, suicide, or natural causes.
Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist with identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner’s Office (MCCO) will be assisting and will determine the exact manner and cause of death after an autopsy is performed.
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. This release may be updated as more information becomes available. Information given via Crime Stoppers should be considered anonymous.