IMPD: 1 killed in shooting near Sherman Drive and Raymond Street

Police think home invasion led to shooting

INDIANAPOLIS - One person was fatally shot early Wednesday on the city's southeast side, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detectives said.

The shooting was reported just after 2:30 a.m. in the 4200 block of East Naomi Street near the intersection of Sherman Drive and Raymond Street.

When police arrived at the scene, they found an unoccupied vehicle parked in the middle of the street.

Investigators said when they found the car, a man approached police with information about a dead man in his hallway.

The victim was later identified as Joshua Renick, 31, of Indianapolis.

Police said detectives think Renick was shot during a home invasion, but the evidence will be given to the prosecutor's office to determine if criminal charges will be filed.

"We do have the homeowner. He is cooperating at this point. He is, as I said, is traumatized. But more importantly, we have an individual shot inside his home," IMPD Officer Chris Wilburn said.

Authorities said there was visible evidence of a forceful entry into the home, but investigators do not believe the break-in was random.

Police hinted at the possibility that the victim and suspect may have known each other.

"All that is still being determined right now. I rarely see cases of home invasions, home invasion robberies, or whatever you want to call them, a robbery or not, that there was some sort of relationship. But that's still to be determined," IMPD Lt. Chris Bailey said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at or by texting "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627.

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