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Arrest made in deadly shooting at east Indianapolis motel room

Police said the shooting happened near 38th Street and Shadeland Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has arrested a man for his alleged involvement in a deadly shooting at an east Indianapolis motel on Wednesday afternoon.

Officers responded to a report of a person shot in a room at the Motor 8 Inn at East 38th Street and North Shadeland Avenue around 2 p.m. on Jan. 26. 

A man who had been shot was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. Friday, the Marion County Coroner's Office identified him as 31-year-old Troy David Elleman.

IMPD homicide detectives responded and began an investigation. Preliminary information led them to believe there was a short disturbance just before shots were fired inside the motel room. 

Other officers patrolling the area saw a man walking near East 38th Street and North Elizabeth Street that fit a description of the suspect. Officers detained the man for questioning. After continued investigation, the man, who has not been identified, was arrested for murder and on an unrelated warrant for robbery, IMPD said.

IMPD said that cooperation from witnesses helped lead to the quick arrest.

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office will make final charging decisions in the case.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact IMPD Det. Michael Condon at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-6875 or email him at Michael.Condon@indy.gov. Tips can also be called in anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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