INDIANAPOLIS – Police are conducting a homicide investigation after a man was found dead on a sidewalk in downtown Indianapolis.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of South Illinois Street around 1 a.m. for a report of a person down.

When officers arrived, they located a man lying on the sidewalk with an apparent stab wound. Medics arrived and pronounced the man dead at the scene. The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 50-year-old Cornelius DeWayne Coleman.

IMPD said 30-year-old Nicholas Radford has been arrested in connection with the case, which is being investigated as a homicide.

Nicholas Radford

Officers did not indicate what happened prior to the stabbing.

Police were interviewing witnesses and working to obtain video from surveillance cameras in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact IMPD Det. Chris Winter at 317-327-3475, or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.