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Indianapolis east side homicide

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Indianapolis, June 18 - Indianapolis Police are investigating another murder on the city's east side.

It happened in the 3200 block of North Ralston Avenue, near 30th Street and Keystone shortly before 4 am this Saturday. 

Police say it is not related to the rash of shootings that have been occurring on the southeast side, but it's a reminder that violent crime is becoming more prevalent as the warm summer begins, and it's all happening on the same side of town.

When police responded to the shooting, they found 48 year-old Dino Thomas inside the home suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Investigators say there was an argument between the victim and the suspect before the gunfire. 

Police do have a suspect in mind: a black male, 18 to 23 years old, with closely shaved hair and baggy blue jeans.

Police say this crime is not random, but they are patrolling these neighborhoods more diligently to crack down on what causes the violence: everything from prostitution and theft, to drugs and turf wars.

"Of you're walking down the street, especially if you're a child, you should know that you can feel safe.  That nobody owns your street, nobody owns your street corner," said Officer Judy Phillips of the Indianapolis Police Department.

Neighbors were tight-lipped when we asked them about their thoughts on crime in the area.

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