5 People Shot at Indianapolis Bar, Suspected Shooter In Custody

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detectives have identified and arrested Dejuan Brown,38, for his alleged role in a shooting on Sherman Drive that left five wounded Saturday night.

Just after 2 a.m., officers were dispatched to a bar in the 2900 block of N Sherman Dr on reports of a person shot. Responding officers located three victims who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Officers immediately began providing first aid, applying a tourniquet to one of the victims who had a possible arterial bleed. EMS personnel transported two victims to Eskenazi Hospital and one victim to Methodist Hospital. Additional calls came in from Community East Hospital reporting that two gunshot victims had walked in and were being treated. Further investigation revealed that the two victims at Community East Hospital were a part of the same incident that took place on Sherman Drive.

During the course of the investigation, detectives identified Dejuan Brown as the alleged shooter in the incident. Detectives learned that Brown had been involved in an earlier disturbance inside the bar and was removed by security. He allegedly later returned with a firearm and upon entering the bar he began firing, injuring five people.

After probable cause was established and with the assistance of the IMPD Violent Crimes Unit, Brown was located and arrested. He was preliminarily charged with two counts of aggravated battery and three counts of felony battery.

There were five victims total from this incident: Three males and two females with age ranges from 35 to 57 years old. Two victims have since been released from the hospital and all victims are expected to survive.

Police said in a statement: “In a chaotic scene where lives were on the line, IMPD officers utilized trauma kits provided by community partners and their knowledge obtained through first aid training to save lives while protecting the integrity of a crime scene. The victims and witnesses then provided invaluable information that assisted detectives in quickly identifying a suspect, who was also quickly located. This incident should serve as a message to those seeking to commit violence in Indianapolis, that they will be held accountable. The IMPD ended 2018 with a homicide clearance rate of 64%, more than 20% higher than the previous year. Violence will not be tolerated by IMPD or the Indianapolis community.”

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