Police investigating circumstances surrounding man’s fatal shooting on east side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — One person is dead following a shooting early Friday on the city’s east side. Police describe the scene as “confusing” and are trying to piece together what exactly happened.

Officers from the Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IMPD) were dispatched to the 6200 block of Eastridge Drive, near 10th St. and Arlington Ave., shortly after 1 a.m. on a report of a person shot. IMPD says a third party phoned in the report and dispatch did not receive any other “shots fired” runs from the area.

While officers were en route they were told EMS was dealing with a second caller, instructing them on how to perform CPR at this scene.

When they arrived they found two men in a second floor unit, one had been shot and the other was attempting to perform CPS. Police believe the person doing CPR is a relative of the victim. The victim, a 46-year-old man later identified as Albert Schumpert, did not survive what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the torso.

“We don’t know the time frame when this occurred,” said Deputy Chief Valerie Cunningham, “some of the evidence here is curious.”

Cunningham said neither the victim nor his relative live at the apartment. Officers found it open and unlocked.

The sliding glass door opening to a small balcony was also damaged. Police initially believed gunshots had been fired through the door, but after further investigation they believe something else shattered it.

“The crime scene lab is here, they’ll process that. It’s a rather large break in the window. If you look at it closely it could’ve been broken out by other means,” said Cunningham.

IMPD has not yet ruled this shooting a murder.

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