Shooting on Indy’s near east side leaves 1 dead; suspect apprehended


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating after a person died in a shooting on the city’s near east side Wednesday night. Officers have arrested a suspect in connection with the killing.

The IMPD said the shooting happened in the area of E. 10th St. and North Rural St. just before 11:30 p.m. — an area referred to by a police spokesperson as a “hot spot.” When officers arrived, they found a man with injuries consistent with a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead.

On Aug. 5, the victim was identified as Norman Rodgers, 39.

An Indianapolis police officer was in the area at the time of the shooting, according to a department spokesperson.

 “An officer was here. He observed the crime. We unfortunately couldn’t stop the crime, but we did the next best thing and apprehended the person who committed this crime and took somebody else’s life,” said IMPD Night Watch Commander Kerry Buckner.

Shooting on Indy's near east side leaves 1 dead; suspect apprehended
Bruce McClinton (Photo Provided By IMPD)

After running from the scene, the suspect — identified as 34-year-old Bruce McClinton — was apprehended by police. IMPD says preliminary information leads detectives to believe the shooting was not a random act. 

The Marion County Prosecutors Office will review this case and make a final charging decision.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Douglas Swails at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail him at

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