Police: Theft resulted in deadly photographs within the Brownsburg procuring middle parking zone
BROWNSBURG, Ind. – According to the Brownsburg Police Department (BPD), a man was shot dead in the parking lot of a Brownsburg shopping mall on Monday afternoon.
Police say the shooting took place near Northfield and Green Street, the same area as the new Kroger construction site.
The victim – identified as 20-year-old Emanuel Fonville from Avon – was taken to a nearby hospital where he died of his injuries.
Investigators believe Fonville and an uninjured woman were robbed by two male suspects who escaped the area in a silver four-door vehicle. The parking lot was reportedly selected by Fonville for a “meeting point” as a meeting point.
At this point, according to BPD, investigators are still trying to determine the nature of the transaction that may have taken place.
“In general, it is always safe to conduct such a transaction in a public place. However, we see such tragedies, someone is in a public place and they are robbed, injured or killed, ”said Cpl. Chris Nelson, BPD Information Officer.
“By doing this, we are definitely encouraging anyone involved in any type of transaction to visit the Brownsburg Police Department,” continued Nelson. “Our lobby is open 24/7 and everything is videotaped. Our parking spaces are videotaped, so this is the safest place to conduct a transaction.”
Investigators said Tuesday they are still receiving information, identifying potential witnesses and working to go through the information that will be made available to them.
“At this point this is clearly still a very active and fluid investigation. Our investigators worked all night last night, left very late and came back first thing this morning, ”Nelson said.
“There are only consequences or repercussions for this type of behavior and we will work diligently and around the clock until we identify these individuals and bring them to justice,” he added.
No arrests were made at this point.
“At the end of the day a life was lost. About what remains to be determined, but no matter what, it wasn’t worth losing a life, ”Nelson said. “We have a family that is mourning the loss of their child. As soon as we have identified those responsible, another family will be affected.”
Resident Jeffery Blackford said he was a shop across the street when the shooting took place. He said he was concerned to hear this happening so close to where people do business and expressed condolences to the victim’s family.
“So young and had so much life to live and everything,” Blackford said. “Granted, we’ve been here a long time. We protect ourselves always and so, but you never know. It doesn’t discriminate against age, race, gender – it doesn’t matter. “
According to BPD, the shooting is not assumed to be accidental and there is no ongoing threat to the community.
“In general, Brownsburg is a safe community. We are not immune to crime like anywhere else. However, during such incidents, we want the public to feel safe. These are isolated cases where certain people were brought together and something tragic happened, ”said Nelson.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the BPD Investigations Division at 317-852-1109 extension. 2123.
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