Police identify tow truck driver shot and killed on the job Saturday night

Picture of Steve Deputy released to CBS4 by his family

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A Saturday night shooting leaves one man dead on the south side, at the Capital Place Apartments.

Monday morning, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) released the name of the victim, 47-year-old Stephen Deputy, a tow truck driver who worked for Indiana’s Finest.

When they first arrived to the 4000 block of Continental Court, at around 11 p.m., they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The man, later identified as Deputy, was lying on the ground next to the tow truck and car meant to be towed.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by medics.

At this time, police are still trying to determine the circumstances leading up to this incident.

“It is unknown at this time whether this incident escalated from the job he was on, or if it’s a totally separate incident that occurred while he was here doing his job,” said IMPD Captain Harold Turner. “We don’t know if he was here to tow it because of a pass, if it was a repossession or if it was broken down and they called him here to have it towed.”

CBS4 spoke to one woman who didn’t want to appear on camera, but said the victim had tried to tow her car just minutes before he was shot. She said she paid him a fine and he then moved on. Minutes later, she said she heard the gunfire that killed him.

Less than a block away Saturday night, there was also a robbery, which police initially said was unrelated. However, now say they are investigating a possible connection.

Police are still working on gathering witnesses and looking for suspect information.

“This is one where anyone who knows anything, or has seen anybody possibly fleeing from this area or heard anything… it’s very important for them to contact us at 262 tips,” Turner said.

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