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Man found dead in wooded area on Indy's east side

Officers were called to the 5200 block of Butler Terrace around 1 a.m. Monday on a report of a person shot.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting on the city's east side early Monday morning.

Officers were called to the 5200 block of Butler Terrace, near 34th Street and Emerson Avenue, around 1 a.m. on a report of a person shot.

Once there, a person took officers to where an adult male was discovered in a wooded area, police said. The man was pronounced dead by medics at the scene. He was later identified as 33-year-old Dana Smith.

Police told 13News that they are talking to witnesses, and the area will be checked for any cameras.

The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately known. The coroner's office has not yet identified the victim, but the death was ruled a homicide.