Saturday, August 25, 2007
Storm Clouds Gather Over Indy
The dark storm clouds over downtown Indianapolis last night proved to be an ominous sign of a violent weekend. A 24-year-old man was shot to death last night on the front porch of his house on the near northside. Police say robbery was the motive. A 28-year-old was shot to death after he and a companion in his car stopped at a gas station on West 16th Street last night when two assailants carjacked their car. The companion in the car was pistol-whipped but managed to survive. And police were forced to shoot and kill a 22-year-old man on the city's near southside who was wielding a machete when officers entered the home in response to a domestic dispute and discovered one injured male down. Rest assured, though. The Mayor says we're winning the war on crime.