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IMPD: Man Found in Alley Likely Shot to Death


Sam Scott (photo courtesy IMPD)

Metro Police say the man found dead in an alley on the city's near north side Thursday afternoon was the victim of an apparent shooting.  

Officers were called to the 900 block of West 35th Street around 12:15 on a report of a person down in the alley.  The man, later identified as 27-year-old Sam L. Scott III, was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel.  

Neighbors told police they heard gunshots shortly before police arrived.  Officers tell our news gathering partners at RTV6 an anonymous caller was driving down the alley when they said they almost ran over the body and then called 911.

Police say Scott suffered from apparent gunshot wounds.  An exact cause and manner of death will be determined by an autopsy conducted by the Marion County Coroner's Office.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.


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