UPDATE: Coroner releases identity of man killed on Indy’s east side

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Photo from scene on November 21, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide on the city’s east side.

Officers were called to the scene in the 2100 block of Shoreland Lane just before 12:30 p.m. on a report of a person shot. A male victim was found in a vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner identified the man as 21-year-old Jared Dowell.

SWAT was initially called out after an individual inside a residence refused to open the door, but was later called off.

There were people inside a vehicle who are being questioned by detectives. At least one other person was inside the car with Dowell.

Two nearby schools were temporarily on lockdown. The scene is right across the street from Warren Township Elementary School.

“Homicide detectives are going through the neighborhood trying to see if someone heard or saw anything. We are hopeful we are going to find someone who heard or saw what happened this afternoon,” said IMPD officer Aaron Hamer.

The victim has not been identified.

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