Coroner identifies man and woman killed in east side murder-suicide – The Switzerland Times

Update: This story was updated on January 18 with more information about the deceased.

A man and woman died after an apparent murder-suicide Friday morning at a home on the east side of Indianapolis, police say.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a home in the 6100 block of Nelson Place — near North Arlington Avenue and East 10th Street — before 10 a.m. Friday at the request of the family to do a wellness check. to be.

When the police arrived, officers and family members entered the house and found a man and a woman shot dead inside. Officer Genae Cook said the pair are believed to be in a relationship and the preliminary investigation indicates the shooting was a murder-suicide.

Police have not released the identities of those involved.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office later identified the slain woman as 29-year-old Latia Scott and ruled her death a homicide. The coroner identified the man as Dewayne Autman, 30, and ruled his death a suicide.

A man and a woman have died after an apparent murder-suicide at a home in Nelson Place.

Friday’s Nelson Place killing is the sixth homicide in Indianapolis in the first week of 2022.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Ryan Clark at 317-327-3475 or [email protected] Anonymous tips can be submitted through Indiana Central Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.

If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, call 911 for help. Additional resources for people experiencing domestic violence are available at the Julian Center by calling 317-920-9320.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Latia Scott, Dewayne Autman killed after apparent murder-suicide

Coroner identifies man and woman killed in east side murder-suicide – The Switzerland Times

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