INDIANAPOLIS – A man was shot and killed inside a Kroger store on Indianapolis' south side Friday evening.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police said the shooting happened in the dairy section of the store on S. East Street shortly after 8:15 p.m.
When police arrived they found a man lying in the aisle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim was later identified as Carlos Castro, 43. The Marion County Coroner said it wasn't clear whether he died of the shooting or a stabbing.
Witnesses told police that after the shooting the suspect ran from the store and carjacked another customer in the parking lot.
After a search of the area, detectives were able to locate the stolen vehicle a few blocks from the store and attempted to stop it. The driver led police on a short pursuit before crashing into several parked cars and running from the scene.
After a brief chase, officers arrested Jason Cooper, 37. He is currently charged him with murder, but other charges may be filed by the prosecutor's office.
IMPD Homicide detectives arrested Jason Cooper for the homicide which occurred Friday night in the 4200 blk of S. East St. pic.twitter.com/E7k8mkXINy