Indianapolis, IN – This evening, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Indiana State Police was contacted by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department reference an unconscious gunshot victim who was driven to a medical facility on west 38th Street. Preliminary investigation by IMPD determined the shooting occurred on I-65 near Lafayette Road, the investigation was turned over to the Indiana State Police. The victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and pronounced deceased a short time later.
The deceased person was identified as 24 year old Malik Phillips of Indianapolis. He was a passenger in a dark purple Toyota Scion and shots were allegedly fired from another vehicle. Investigators are still trying to determine what led up to the shooting.
Anyone who may have information about this incident, or who was driving in the area of I-65 and Lafayette Road today between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., and may have witnessed this incident, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477 or visit www.crimetips.org.