Update: On Tuesday, Oct. 3, IMPD said that detectives had identified the individual responsible for Sunday’s fatal shooting. IMPD said that the individual was interviewed and released after consultation with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.

IMPD also stated that there is a possible self-defense claim it is investigating further in connection to the shooting. The shooting remains under investigation.


INDIANAPOLIS – Police are investigating after one person was killed on the far east side of Indianapolis.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said officers were dispatched to 10193 John Marshall Dr. just after 11 a.m. on a report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they found an adult male suffering from injuries consistent with a gunshot wound in a parking lot.

The victim, identified as 32-year-old Stephen Rozelle Hale was transported to an area hospital in critical condition, but was later pronounced dead.

IMPD’s homicide detectives have responded to the scene. After a preliminary investigation, police reported that the shooting likely occurred in an outdoor area.

Those with information on the incident are encouraged to contact Detective Larry Craciunoiu at (317) 327-3475 or Larry.Craciunoiu@indy.gov. Alternatively, anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-8477.

This is an active investigation, and information will be added as it becomes available.