Man killed in shooting on Brookside Ave in Indy Thursday night
Update: This article was updated on July 15, 2022 to include the identity of the man who was shot and an arrest in connection with his death.
Police arrested a man on Friday after a shootout on the east side left one dead Thursday night.
The man’s body lay in the middle of the street in the 1800 block of Brookside Avenue as police investigated Thursday. He was identified Friday as Micah Anderson, 38, by the Marion County Coroner’s Office.
The shooting happened just before 5 p.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer William Young said.
As police investigated, a man appeared and shouted, “That’s my brother”, before crossing crime scene tape and attempting to approach the body. Officers positioned themselves in front of the man to prevent him from approaching.
Residents and two guests of a nearby AirBnB watched the scene.
A woman, who has lived in the neighborhood for several years but did not want to be identified, said a 12-year-old girl was burying a time capsule in her front yard about five houses from where the shooting happened .
Police have arrested Tymani Johnson, 23, in connection with Anderson’s murder, IMPD reported on Friday. Police say it was the help of community members that led authorities to identify a suspect and his vehicle.
Officials say the suspect’s vehicle was in western Indiana, where officers arrested several people and drove the man allegedly linked to Anderson’s death to Indianapolis.
Police believe the shooting was an isolated incident and there is no active threat to the community, he said.
The homicide was the second in as many days in Indianapolis. One man was killed and a second man was injured in another shooting on the east side of Indianapolis on Wednesday night.
“Violence is not the answer and you are going to be held accountable, you will be held accountable for the actions you take,” Young said of gun violence in the city. “Not only are you hurting the victim’s family, but you’re hurting your own family because sometimes you’re going to spend decades in prison. It’s so frustrating to see that. It’s so frustrating to answer calls of this nature .”
Hannah Brock, Pulliam Fellow, contributed to this article.