INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Metropolitan police are investigating after a man was shot and killed on the city’s northwest side.
Police are now saying this is a murder. A police spokesman earlier said it was possible the shooting may have been accidental.
The shooting happened Sunday night in the 6500 block of Oakview Drive, near I-65 and I-465. Officers responded just after 10 p.m. to reports of shots fired in the area. Once on scene, responding officers found a 41-year-old man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The Marion County Coroner's Office identified him as 41-year-old Todd Chapman.
Chapman was transported to an area hospital in critical condition and later died from his wounds. A police spokesperson confirms he lived at the home where he was found.
One woman, who lives on the same block, described what she witnessed Sunday night but asked that we hide her identity.
"There were like five consecutive gunshots that sounded like they were really close by, really powerful sounds," the woman said. "I got up and looked out the window and saw my neighbor laying at the edge of garage door with no movement."
A neighbor who has lived in the area for decades said he was shocked to learn about such a violent act.
"This is something uncalled for, nothing we had here before," said Wallace Martin. "We never had a gunshot."
IMPD detectives are working to determine any motive in this case.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the homicide office at (317) 327-3475 or Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS (8477).