Police Identify Homicide Victim Brought To Drug Store

Victim's Friend Tell Police He Couldn't Find Hospital

Police on Tuesday released the identity of a man who was shot and killed Monday afternoon before his friend brought him to a drug store on Indianapolis' east side.

Sgt. Paul Thompson said the victim, Josiah Knox, 24, was taken in a car to the CVS pharmacy near East 10th Street and Arlington Avenue just after 5:30 p.m. by his friend, Joseph Campbell, 50.

"The driver exited the vehicle and called to a passer-by that he needed help, that he had someone inside the car and he needed an ambulance because they were suffering from a gunshot wound," Thompson said.

Knox was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver told police that the man had been shot at an apartment complex near 30th Street and Arlington Avenue, about two miles north of the CVS.

Thompson said a person reported hearing a gunshot in the area a short time before the man was discovered to be shot.

The driver of the car told police that he was trying to find Community Hospital East, which is about six blocks from the CVS.

Police are trying to determine who shot Knox. They asked anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.