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Teenager Shot and Killed Tried To Rob Person Who Shot Him, Say Police

INDIANAPOLIS — A teenager is dead after being shot downtown early Monday morning, according to police. Investigators believe 14-year-old Curtis White Jr. was shot and killed while trying to rob someone.

Police say the shooter was legally carrying a firearm and is cooperating with investigators. That person stayed on the scene to speak with officers.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to the 300 block of West Walnut Street around 2 a.m. for a person shot report.

Police said White Jr. died around 5 a.m.

IMPD said several witnesses are cooperating with the investigation and is asking that any other witnesses come forward.

The shooting on the canal was one of six that happened around Indianapolis Sunday night and into Monday morning. The five other people who were shot are all expected to survive.

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