Arrest made in death of man found in van - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Arrest made in death of man found in van

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Wilbur Martin Wilbur Martin
Justin Cole Justin Cole
INDIANAPOLIS -

Police arrested an Indianapolis man on preliminary murder charges in the death of a man found in a van near Interstate 70 Wednesday night.

Detectives believe 47-year-old Wilbur Martin shot Justin Cole after a disturbance in the 3600 block of Lesley Avenue. Cole, 29, then tried to drive himself to the hospital, but was involved in an accident on North Emerson Avenue, near the ramp to I-70.

Medics transported Cole to IU Health Methodist Hospital in serious condition, where he died during surgery.

Martin was eventually located in a residence on Lesley Avenue, where he was taken into custody. He is being held without bond, pending final charges by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office.

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