INDIANAPOLIS - Detectives were hunting for a black car with a handicap license plate after someone shot and killed a man in a northeast-Indianapolis driveway. The homicide rattled the community as people gathered at the crime scene.
Indianapolis police (IMPD) said the shooting happened just before 10:30 p.m. in the 3600 block of Lesley Avenue.
Officers had been investigating a robbery in the 3600 block of North Whittier Place when they heard someone fire 20-30 gunshots a few blocks away. In a search, they found a man with multiple wounds from gunfire in a driveway in the 3600 block of North Lesley Avenue. (See map below.)
Medics pronounced the man dead when they arrived on the scene. He was later identified as Carlos Jefferson, 43, of Indianapolis.
Detectives are searching for the shooter, and said they are on the lookout for a black 2010 Pontiac G6 with a handicap license plate.
Police said they do not believe this shooting was random, although the circumstances leading up to it are still being investigated.
Investigators said a large crowd of people gathered at the crime scene, and were very upset, with tensions running high.
If you or anyone you know have information on this shooting, you’re urged is to report it to police at 317-327-3811. You can also always report information anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477 (TIPS). Tips may also be texted with "INDYCS" to 274637.
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