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Authorities identify Georgia man dead in possible road rage shooting on I-465

Police are searching for anyone who may have witnessed the shooting Monday evening or has dashboard camera video of the incident.
Credit: INDOT
State police say a Georgia resident was shot and killed in a possible road rage incident on I-465 Monday evening.

INDIANAPOLIS — One person is dead following a shooting on Interstate 465, which police believe may have started with an act of road rage.

Emergency crews were called to the westbound lanes of the interstate around the 5 mile marker on the southwest side of Indianapolis around 6 p.m. Monday after a person was reportedly shot. An INDOT Hoosier Helper was performing CPR on the victim when troopers arrived. Medics from Indianapolis Emergency Medical Service and the Indianapolis Fire Department transported the victim to the hospital, where they later died.

Detectives believe the suspect pulled alongside the victim's van and started shooting. The suspect, described as a light-skinned Black male with tight dreadlocks and a skinny build, drove off in a black Chevrolet Impala or Malibu.

Tuesday, authorities identified the victim as 29-year-old Aaron Padgett of Evans, Georgia.

This is the second shooting on I-465 in a couple days, though police do not believe the incidents are related.

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State police ask anyone who saw the incident or was in the area with a dashboard camera to call them at 317-899-8577 or CrimeStoppers at 317-262-TIPS.