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Woman arrested in shooting death of man outside east side restaurant

Police say a local business owner has died after a shooting Friday night.
Credit: IMPD
Kayla Blankenship

INDIANAPOLIS — A 24-year-old woman was arrested Sunday for the death of a local business owner who was shot outside of a fast food restaurant on the east side Friday night.

Just after 7 p.m. Friday, IMPD officers were called to the Hardee's restaurant at 5950 Brookville Road for reports of a person shot. 

When officers arrived, they located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. 

The victim, identified as 78-year-old Paul Edmonds, was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in serious condition. On Saturday, Edmonds was pronounced dead. 

Police arrested Kayla Blankenship, 24, Sunday in connection to the shooting and is being held at the Marion County Jail pending final charges in the case.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 or (TIPS).