IMPD identifies body found on east side Indianapolis sidewalk

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Indianapolis Metro Police have identified a body found in the area of 42nd and Post Road on Thursday morning.

The body was found on the sidewalk next to a creek in the 4000 block of Essex Court on the Indianapolis east side. The person, later identified as 24-year-old Robert Shorter, was declared dead on arrival.

Autopsy results are not yet available.

There have been ten shootings in the past week in Indianapolis, leaving five dead. However, IMPD has not said if this latest incident was a shooting.

Anyone having information about the incident is urged to contact IMPD Homicide Detectives at 317.327.3475 or Crime Stoppers of Indiana at 317.262.TIPS(8477). Callers may also text "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627 (CRIMES).