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57-year-old man charged with murder for west Indianapolis shooting

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Thursday near Lynhurst Drive and Rockville Road.

INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD is investigating a deadly shooting Thursday night on the west side of Indianapolis.

According to IMPD, the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. outside a home in the 200 block of Bertha Court, which is near Rockville Road and South Lynhurst Drive.

Officers responding to a report of a person shot found 53-year-old Charles Ray Cole had sustained an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses told police they saw a dark-colored car, possibly a Saturn, driving away from the area of the shooting.

Police said 57-year-old Leon Brewer was arrested for murder. On Feb. 2, the Marion County Prosecutor's Office formally charged Brewer with murder in Cole's death. He was also charged with carrying a handgun without a license, a misdemeanor.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Michael McWhorter at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or email him at Michael.McWhorter2@indy.gov. Tips can also be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

Credit: WTHR/Frank Young