INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A 64-year-old man dies after being shot and crashing his car into a home.
Officers were on a routine patrol on Thursday in the area of 42nd Street and North Kitley Avenue when they heard shots being fired around 7 p.m.
The victim jumped the curb, crashed through a fence and slammed into a home after being fatally shot.
The victim’s family says his 4-year-old grandson was in the car at the time of the shooting.
“We’re all shocked. Devastated. We don’t know what happened or why it happened. It happened out of the blue for no reason,” said the victim’s niece who asked we not use her name.
Leroy Lee’s niece doesn’t understand why anyone would want to kill the 64-year-old victim who absolutely adored his grandkids, including the 4-year-old boy who watched his granddad get killed.
“The kids were his life. The one in the car was like his twin. They were best friends,” said the niece.
In addition to the victim’s car, two other homes were hit by gunfire, but no one else got hurt.
After the crash, Lee’s 4-year-old grandson was taken to his hospital to be checked out, but the boy wasn’t shot and is doing okay at least physically.
“It’s crazy. It’s crazy. He’s traumatized. This is going to scar him for life,” said the niece.
Lee’s family is now begging for the public’s help to get the triggerman off the streets.
“Somebody knows something. Just come forward and say something so we can get some closure,” said the niece.
No arrests have yet been made.
The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477).