Coroner identifies man shot, killed after fight near Broad Ripple hookah lounge

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Update: This story was updated Jan. 14 with more information about the deceased.

A fight at a Broad Ripple hookah lounge may be tied to a fatal shooting, Indianapolis police said.

A 44-year-old man with a gunshot wound arrived at Eskenazi Hospital just before 2 a.m. Jan. 6, 2022 and died shortly after, according to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department news release.

Police said they could not find a crime scene to determine where the shooting occurred.

Their investigation led officers to a hookah lounge in the 6300 block of Guilford Avenue, where a fight occurred about 1 a.m. Officers believe the two events are related.

No one has been taken into custody or detained in the shooting.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office later identified him as LaRon Eskew.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Christopher Winter at 317-327-3475 or at christopher.winter@indy.gov. Anonymous tips can be made at Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana made at 317-262-8477.

Contact IndyStar reporter Sarah Nelson at sarah.nelson@indystar.com or 317-503-7514.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Indianapolis crime: LaRon Eskew's death leads police to Broad Ripple lounge

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