A 19-year-old man was arrested Thursday hours after a shooting near a nightclub in Broad Ripple that injured another man.
Jamal Headen, of Indianapolis, was taken into custody after being interviewed and faced several charges in connection to the shooting.
About 2:30 a.m., police were dispatched to the intersection of College and Broad Ripple avenues on reports of shots fired.
Indianapolis Metro Police Department officers said they believe the shooting happened as people were leaving several area bars.
"We saw people leaving Kilroys and then we heard gunshots. We saw people ducking," said witness Anthony Brock.
IMPD spokesman Anthony Schneider said the shots were fired in the 700 block of Broad Ripple Avenue.
Police said the victim, Scott Orington, 38, of Indianapolis, was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.
Headen was preliminarily charged with aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, battery and resisting arrest.
Police said Orington was an innocent bystander and was not involved in the disturbance that led to the shooting.
Residents and leaders in the Broad Ripple area said there are large numbers of young people out every night who aren't going to bars and restaurants but are loitering and being confrontational.
"It just seems like a real criminal element has taken over Broad Ripple, really," said Rob Sabatini, president of the Broad Ripple Bar Association. "There's just hundreds of people loitering on the street. It's just a very negative situation right now."
Police said they believe the shooting came after an argument involving Headen and someone else. Headen was previously convicted of a felony.
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