INDIANAPOLIS — One person is dead after being shot on Indy’s east side.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, police were called to the 2300 block of Barnor Drive on Monday afternoon on reports of shots fired — a residential area near Arlington Avenue and E. 21st Street.

Police reported finding a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police said the victim was transported to a hospital in critical condition but later succumbed to his injury. He was later identified as 52-year-old Eric L Portis Sr.

IMPD said the “person responsible for the shooting” is in custody.

According to police, preliminary information led detectives to believe that there was a physical disturbance between two men that escalated to shots being fired. Police said the person who fired their weapon stayed on scene and is speaking with investigators.

At this time, no further information has been released as the investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Christopher Craighill at the IMPD homicide office at (317) 327-3475 or e-mail him at

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.