Man fatally shot trying to break in apartment

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Police were investigating an attempted robbery Sunday night that resulted in a fatal shooting.

IMPD officers were called to a residence on the 3100 block of East 10th Street at 10:23 p.m. Sunday on a report of shots fired.

The caller reportedly told police they had shot someone who attempted to rob them.

Officers arrived on scene to find an unidentified male with apparent gunshot wounds.

Homicide detectives said the suspect forced his way into the victim's apartment, pulled his gun and disarmed the would-be victim. But the victim and his pregnant fiancé wrestled the gun back and shot the suspect.

The suspect, identified as Dequan Cummings, of Indianapolis, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"We are in support of legal gun ownership, make no mistake about that.  Those are some of the basic tenants of our constitution. We want people to exercise caution, wisdom, and proper gun safety," said IMPD Spokesman Christopher Wilburn. 

Resident Alicia Oskay said she wasn't surprised when she heard what happened.

"Unfortunately, I can understand people in this neighborhood protecting themselves, maybe even keeping firearms on hand," Oskay said.

Meanwhile, police are looking for second robbery suspect. Because of the death of the other suspect, the second suspect will face felony murder charges when captured, RTV6's Jack Rinehart reported.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.

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