Police asking for surveillance footage following fatal shooting of 82-year-old man in Zionsville

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ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – Zionsville police are urging anyone who may have surveillance footage linked to a fatal shooting last week to step forward.

John Clements, 82, died after being shot while standing outside on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Investigators said someone shot him with a high-powered rifle and then fled.

Zionsville police said anyone in the surrounding area who has home security cameras that face the streets should call (317) 873-5967 extension 4241 or 4242. Investigators want to look at footage from any cameras that may be facing main roads in and out of Zionsville as they continue their search for Clements' killer.

Chevy Impala similar to one spotted by witnesses

Chevy Impala similar to one spotted by witnesses

Police released photographs last week of a car similar to the one police believe the suspect was driving. Witnesses described the vehicle as a new model bright white Chevy Impala with dark tinted windows and silver rain guard trim around the windows.

Witnesses say they saw a black male in a Chevy Impala fleeing from the 600 block of Terrace Drive where Clements was shot and killed.

4 Fast Facts

  • Zionsville police appeal to public for surveillance footage following last week's fatal shooting
  • John Clements, 82, died after being shot
  • Police said suspect was driving a white Chevy Impala
  • The shooting put all Zionsville schools on lockdown

The shooting last week sent shockwaves through the Zionsville community--the murder marked only the fourth murder case in Zionsville's history. All Zionsville Community Schools went on lockdown that afternoon as police searched for the suspect in the aftermath.

The shooting happened around 1 p.m. east of Zionsville Community High School and West of Zionsville Golf Course.

Clements was rushed to St. Vincent Hospital in Marion County where he later died. Investigators said he suffered from multiple gunshot wounds. The lockdown for schools was lifted around 2:30 p.m.

Zionsville police said the investigation into the shooting continues.


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