Police appeal for public help in solving shooting death of 28-year-old Indy man

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Joshua Cobbs

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Metropolitan police are appealing for help in solving the death of a 28-year-old man last month.

Around 10 p.m. on Dec. 29, 2016, IMPD officers responded to a shooting in the 100 block of West 29th Street. Officers found Joshua Cobbs, 28, lying on the side of the street after suffering a gunshot wound. He was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition and later died.

4 Fast Facts

  • Police investigate shooting death of 28-year-old Joshua Cobbs
  • Cobbs was found with gunshot wounds on Dec. 29, 2016
  • He died later at Eskenazi Hospital
  • Police released a photo of him in hopes of getting new leads in the case

Lead Homicide Detective Daniel Smith believes Cobbs trained in in martial arts and was returning from training at a gym when he was shot. However, investigators aren’t sure where Cobbs went for training. Smith released released a photo of Cobbs in hopes that someone recognizes him and can provide more information. Cobbs was wearing his hair in a short fade style when he was shot, police said.

Anyone with information should call Smith at 317.327.3749 or contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana 317.262.8477 (TIPS).

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