IMPD investigating death on Indianapolis west side

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Homicide detectives with the Indianapolis Metro Police are investigating a person found dead in an alley.

Neighbors heard several gunshots in the 900 block of W. 35th St. around noon and called police.

When officers arrived they found an unresponsive man in the alley. Medics arrived and pronounced the man dead on the scene.

Detectives identified the victim as Sam L. Scott III, 27, of Indianapolis. 

The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency processed the crime scene. The exact cause and manner of death will be determined by the Marion County Coroner's Office after an autopsy.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact homicide detectives by calling 317.327.3475 or Crime Stoppers of Indiana at 317.262.TIPS (8477). Callers can also text "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627(CRIMES).