INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Police say a fight between family members turned deadly on the city’s east side and officers are still searching for the gunman.
Officers were called to the 3500 block of North Richardt Avenue just after 12 a.m. Thursday. When police got there, they found two men dead. Witnesses told officers about the fight and said a man had shot and killed those two victims before taking off in a car.
“Some type of altercation broke out inside of the residence between family members. That altercation then turned physical,” said IMPD Major Richard Riddle.
The victims were identified as Brandon Miller, 29, and Phillip McBrady, 65.
During the day, several family members gathered at the home, but didn’t want to talk about the deaths on camera.
Neighbors said they too are surprised by the violence, but didn’t hear or see what led up to the fight.
Police reports show the younger victim, Miller, had a history of being involved in domestic violence.
Several times in the last few months, including as recently as just five days ago, police were called to investigate domestic disturbances between Miller and his girlfriend.
Even though the gunman fled the scene, police made it very clear, they don’t think the general public is in any danger.
“We believe this to be an isolated incident inside of this home between known family members. Our suspect is known to not only the family, but now to the police,” said Riddle.
Although police think they know what led up to the shooting, anyone with information on the case is still asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.