1 in critical condition after shooting on Indy’s north side; SWAT called to scene

UPDATE (January 10, 2020): The victim has been identified as George Johnson, 76, who succumbed to injuries on Friday, January 10. Harley Edmonds, 72, was arrested and faces a battery by means of a deadly weapon charge, according to Marion County prosecutors.

UPDATE (January 6, 2020): Police say the situation has been resolved and the 2100 block of West 79th Street will be reopened shortly.

ORIGINAL STORY (January 6, 2020):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A person has been seriously injured in a shooting and a suspect has possibly barricaded themselves inside a home, prompting the SWAT team to be called to the scene, according to authorities.

Around 4:40 p.m. Monday, police were called to the 7800 block of Marquis Lane on the north side of Indianapolis in response to a person shot.

Upon arrival, officers were met by a male on the sidewalk with apparent gunshot wounds. He told police that his friend shot him and was still in the residence at that time, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. He was then taken to St. Vincent Hospital in critical condition.

Police say they currently have the residence surrounded and secured.

The IMPD SWAT team arrived, and negotiators have had multiple conversations with the suspect via phone as they work toward a resolution.

Indianapolis police say they believe the suspect may still be armed and remains a possible threat.

The 2100 block of West 79th Street will be shut down until the situation has concluded, according to police. The public is encouraged to avoid the area.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available. 

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