PD: Man shot in stomach, carjacked at Marathon gas station near 34th Street and Keystone Avenue
Police search for gunman
Last Updated: 107 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - A man was shot in the stomach during an apparent carjacking at an east side gas station early Wednesday, police said.
The carjacking happened just before 1 a.m. at the Marathon gas station near 34th Street and Keystone Avenue.
The victim, a 19-year-old Indianapolis man, told police he was pumping gas when the suspect hit him with a handgun then shot him.
The gas station attendant told police he witnessed the incident, and that the shooter and victim had both fired shots at each other, according to the police report. A loaded Bersa .45 caliber pistol was found on the scene along with two spent .40 caliber shells.
A .40 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun was found lodged in a tree nearby.
The victim was treated at the scene then taken to IU Methodist Hospital. His condition was not released.
Detectives said the man who shot the driver sped away in the victim's truck before crashing it nearby.
The suspect ran from the truck after the crash, and police believed he was hiding out in a nearby neighborhood.
Indianapolis Metro Police Department officers set up a perimeter in the area and K-9 officers assisted with the search, but the suspect was never located.
The victim described the shooter as a black male who was wearing a black shirt and a gray baseball cap with a red bill.
Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.
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