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Man Shot And Killed After Family Dispute; Two Others Injured

A dispute during a family cookout left one man dead and two injured on Indianapolis' southwest side.  Police say a shootout happened just after 12:15 a.m. Monday. 

Officers dispatched to a residence located in the 3100 block of S McClure Street on a report of a male and female shot. When officers arrived, they located an adult male, later identified as 47-year-old Wendell Vanbuskirk of Indianapolis, with apparent gunshot wounds lying in the driveway. He was pronounced deceased by EMS personnel at the scene.

An adult female, was also found outside near Vanbuskirk with an apparent gunshot wound to the face. She was identified as 47-year-old Lisa Farley and was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition. Shortly after officers arrived to the crime scene, they received an additional 911 call that an adult male, possibly involved in the shooting, was being driven to Methodist Hospital with gunshot wounds to the head and shoulder areas. He is currently listed in stable condition.

Detectives say there was a family gathering at the residence on McClure Street and a domestic dispute took place between Vanbuskirk and his girlfriend’s family.

Vanbuskirk was asked to leave after the dispute and later returned with others to the home at around midnight, with a baseball bat in hand, and began to assault his girlfriend’s mother outside of the home.

Farley's husband began to shoot at Vanbuskirk, and consequently, the males in the vehicle that were accompanying Vanbuskirk, began to shoot towards the home and a gun battle ensued.

 

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