2 Shot In Home-Invasion Robbery

Police: Shooter, Victim Shot Each Other

Two men were shot during a home invasion robbery on Indianapolis’ east side early Saturday morning, police said.

One of the men -- Thomas King, 29, from McCordsville -- and a friend entered the home of the other shooting victim -- Jason Kennedy, 25 -- at 241 Eastern Avenue just before 6 a.m. this morning, said Indianapolis police Sgt. Matthew Mount.

King and his friend demanded money from Kennedy and his friend, Mount said. During the exchange, King shot Kennedy in the head. Kennedy then pulled out his own gun and shot King.

King and his friend then ran from the house, Mount said. King was found by police on the sidewalk in front of 258 Eastern Avenue. He was transported to Wishard Hospital, where he was last listed in critical condition.

Witnesses who tried to help King said his friend rifled through King’s pockets and ran when police arrived. Police were still searching for that man Saturday afternoon.

When officers arrived at 241 Eastern Avenue, Kennedy and his friend took off running towards a nearby Village Pantry at New York and Rural streets, Mount said. Kennedy -- who had been shot in the head and possibly the leg -- was transported to Wishard Hospital, where he was last listed in serious but stable condition.

Thomas King and Jason Kennedy

Neighbors said they were shocked by the violence.

"To see something happen like this, there's no sense," said nearby resident Darren Bowman. "There's no sense. I mean, if you want to fight, fight. There's no reason to walk up in a house and just start shooting people."

No arrests had been made as of Saturday evening.