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1 man dead in near north side shooting

The shooting happened inside a business in the 1900 block of North College Avenue, which is near East 20th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
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INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD confirms a man has died after a shooting Saturday night on the near north side of Indianapolis. 

IMPD said officers were called to a shooting just after 7:40 p.m. the 1900 block of North College Avenue, which is near East 20th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

They found a man inside the business on the corner who had been shot. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition then pronounced deceased after he arrived.

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the deceased as 31-year-old Eric Preer and ruled his death a homicide.

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office said 21-year-old Jalen Frierson and Hakeem Jackson were charged May 1 for their alleged roles in the shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Matthew Panknonie at the IMPD homicide office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at Matthew.Pankonie@indy.gov. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS). 

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