Indianapolis, Indiana – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) is looking into a fatal shooting incident that occurred in the early hours of Sunday, on the city’s near west side.
Local law enforcement responded to a distress call at approximately 1 a.m. on June 4, in the vicinity of the 500 block of N. Pershing Ave. Upon their arrival, officers located a male victim who had succumbed to gunshot wounds. The man was declared deceased at the site of the incident.
The victim was later identified as 54-year-old Avery Lamont Turner by the Marion County Coroner’s Office.
IMPD homicide detectives, in collaboration with the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency, meticulously collected forensic evidence at the scene. This crucial evidence will aid in the ongoing investigation to uncover the precise events leading to Turner’s untimely demise.
Authorities are appealing to anyone who can provide pertinent details that could assist this active death investigation. Persons with useful information are encouraged to reach out to Detective Douglas Swails at the IMPD Homicide Office, through the contact number 317-327-3475, or by sending an email to [email protected].
Additionally, Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana offers an alternative, confidential line of communication at 317-262-8477 or (TIPS). This service enables individuals to share valuable information while preserving their anonymity.