IMPD locates person of interest in deadly Broad Ripple shooting

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UPDATE (5:00 p.m. Oct. 7)– Police say the person of interest has been located. Her photo has been removed from this story as police have not arrested her or identified her as a suspect.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) homicide detectives released a pair of photographs of a woman wanted for questioning about the murder of a man at a popular Broad Ripple pub early last Thursday morning.

The shooting happened just before 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 3 in the 6300 block of Ferguson street, just outside of Connor’s Pub.

The woman is described as “a person of interest” in the investigation of the killing of Alfred Hayes. No other details about the shooting have been released.

Monday afternoon, IMPD detectives went back into the Broad Ripple community to update neighbors, merchants and business people on the status of the case, according to North District Commander Michael Wolley II.

“We decided to have these intimate conversations with communities impacted by violence so anytime there’s a homicide inside of a community, we typically reach out to those stakeholders within that community and we set up a little brief meeting and the idea is to get questions and concerns addressed from the people who are most impacted in those neighborhoods,” Wolley said.

Wolley called Broad Ripple, “the heart of North District,” and said the Village is no more unsafe that any other parts of IMPD’s largest patrol district.

“I think anytime you get a scenario where you get alcohol and darkness involved, it provides an opportunity and a setting for anyone who wants to come in and perform a criminal act,” he said. “We’ve worked on things like cutting back trees and shrubbery along the canal, we have routine meetings with the business owners to talk about best practices. Given the bar in this example, they had a very good camera system so we’ve encouraged things like camera systems to come and help out in some of the issues that we may have potentially had.”

Wolley said IMPD bike patrol officers ride Broad Ripple after dark and officers have provided active shooter training to bars and business owners in the community.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Nelson at 317-327-3298. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477).

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