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IMPD investigates man killed in west side hit-and-run incident

Police said the crash happened near 11th and Centennial streets around 9 a.m. Monday.

INDIANAPOLIS — UPDATE: IMPD arrested James Gary, 55, as a suspect in the in hit-and-run death on Jan. 3, 2021.

ORIGINAL STORY: A man died after being hit by a car on Indy’s west side Monday morning.

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 57-year-old John Coleman Jr.

Police said Coleman and the person who hit him possibly know each other. They consider the hit-and-run an intentional act and are investigating it as a homicide. 

The crash happened around 9 a.m. near 11th and Centennial streets, just east of Tibbs Avenue.

Police said a white bumper was found at the crash scene.

Medics transported Coleman to IU Health Methodist Hospital with serious injuries and in critical condition, but he did not survive.

Credit: WTHR
IMPD found bumper at the scene of a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian at 11th and Centennial streets Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Lottie Patrick at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or email her at Lottie.Patrick@indy.gov.