IMPD seeks suspect in overnight shooting at 34th and Keystone
Metro Police searched most of the night for a man wanted in the shooting of another man in a parking lot at 34th and Keystone.
The shooting occurred shortly after 12:45 a.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of the Marathon gas station. Officers on the scene tell Eyewitness News the suspect and victim argued before the shooting.
A police report indicates the victim, 19-year-old Tracy Hollowell, initially told police he was carjacked - that the suspect shot him, took his red pickup, and drove off. A gas station employee's version of the events differs from Hollowell's original account, however.
The gas station attendant on duty told police that he witnessed the two exchange gunfire before the shooter drove off. Police recovered shell casings from two different guns, as well as the gun Hollowell said he tossed behind a dumpster at the scene.
Hollowell was taken to IU Health-Methodist Hospital with a non life-threatening wound to his side. Police said he was uncooperative with their investigation.
The suspect, identified as an 18-year-old black male wearing a gray baseball cap with a red bill and dark clothing, fled northeast from the shooting scene in the truck. Police spotted the red pickup near 38th and Oxford, and pursued until the driver stopped and fled on foot near 35th and Tacoma.
Police set up a perimeter from 38th Street to 34th Street, but were unable to apprehend the suspect. Police did find a loaded gun lodged in a nearby tree, along with property reported stolen in another case.