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IMPD: Man arrested in deadly downtown stabbing

Police said they discovered a body in the 200 block of South Illinois Street around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD arrested a 30-year-old man for his alleged role in a deadly stabbing in downtown Indianapolis early Tuesday morning.

Officers sent to the 200 block of South Illinois Street, in between South Meridian Street and South Capitol Avenue, around 1 a.m. found a man down on the west side of the street.

Police said the man had an apparent stab wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 50-year-old Cornelius DeWayne Coleman.

Investigators learned the suspect was inside a nearby parking garage. With the help of district officers and IMPD's K-9 Unit, police located 30-year-old Nicholas Radford.

He was taken into custody and later arrested for his alleged role in the homicide.

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office will determine final charging decisions.

Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Christopher Winter at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or by email at Christopher.Winter@indy.gov.

Tips can also be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.

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