Police are looking for a man who fatally shot another man after barging into his home and stealing his car on Indianapolis' north side early Friday morning.
Police said the victim, Thomas Tefft, 67, and his wife were in the home when the assailant came in. Tefft had been reading a newspaper and watching TV and that his wife was sitting at a table sorting medication.
"The suspect came in through the patio door. It was unlocked, but they did still cut some of the screen out, came in," said Indianapolis police spokesman Mike Hewitt.
The man who came into the home was described as black and in his 20s. He was wearing a ski mask, a black stocking cap and a gray hooded sweatshirt, police said.
Police said the intruder took the couple's black 2009 Hyundai Sonata that was in the garage after killing Tefft.
A detective told RTV6 that the couple were innocent victims and that it was a crime of opportunity. They aren't sure if the home had been targeted or if it was random.
Police were not immediately sure if Tefft struggled with the gunman. His wife was not injured.
Neighbors told RTV6 that the neighborhood has had problems with car vandals in recent months, along with several garage break-ins.
Several people comforted Tefft's wife.