Police Investigate East Side Homicide

Victim's Name Not Released

A man was found fatally shot on Indianapolis' east side Sunday evening, prompting a homicide investigation.

Indianapolis police were called to the 5900 block of Village Plaza North Drive about 8 p.m. after receiving reports of shots fired.

When officers arrived, they found the body of Anthony Edwards, 22, of Indianapolis, in the 5800 block of Bolton Court. Edwards was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Detectives were told by witnesses that several people confronted the victim and accused him of burglarizing a residence," said Kendale Adams, Indianapolis police public information officer. "A fight erupted and moved from the street to an inside apartment."

Investigators said Edwards was shot when he left the apartment and then started coming back inside.

"The victim was shot numerous times," Adams said.

Police didn't immediately release information about any possible suspects.

Officers asked anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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