IMPD identifies teen killed in shooting in Butler-Tarkington neighborhood


Indianapolis Metro Police have identified a teenager killed in a shooting in the Butler-Tarkington area Tuesday night.

19-year-old Malik Perry of Indianapolis was found with apparent gunshot wounds in the 4100 block of Byram Avenue around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday. That location is just a few blocks south of the Butler University campus.

"There were actually two calls of shots fired in the 4100 block of Byram Avenue. Officers responded, drove up and down the street, they were not able to locate anything. Then a call at 8:35 this evening from a citizen saying they found the body in the alley," said IMPD Ofc. Rafael Diaz.

The death comes one night after Butler-Tarkington residents held a meeting with pastors from the Ten Point Coalition. Reverend Charles Harrison spoke with neighbors about how to come together to stop violence in the neighborhood.

"This is a long-established neighborhood known for a very good quality of life," said Ted Feeney with the Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Association. "It's typically a very safe neighborhood. People raise their families here and there's a lot of interest in living here and this unfortunately has put a lot of people on edge."

There is no suspect information at this time. If you have information that can help police, call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.