1 person dead in shooting at east side motel

Crime in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — Metro police investigated a deadly shooting on the city’s east side. It happened shortly after midnight at the Budget 8 Inn motel in the 6800 block of E. 21st Street.

IMPD officers were called to the scene on a report of a person shot. The adult male victim was found deceased on the motel premises, according to police.

Investigators say the attack happened in the parking lot where there were quite a few surveillance cameras.

“The Budget Inn supposedly has quite a few cameras so we’re going to investigate that,” said IMPD Capt. Lawrence Wheeler.

The search continues for a suspect.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the male victim as 22-year-old Marquis Lang.

Anyone with information is asked to contact IMPD or Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477) or visit CrimeTips.org to submit an anonymous web tip.

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