One man is dead and another in custody this morning after a shooting at a Speedway apartment complex.
Speedway police arrested Joseph T. Fields, 24, on initial charges of murder, resisting arrest and possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon in connection with the shooting this morning of Chris L. Ingram, according a written statement from Chief Jeffrey Dine. Homicide database: Click here to track homicides in Marion County.
Police say Fields shot Ingram to death with a shotgun in the 2300 block of Hermitage Way and fled the scene in a maroon Toyota Celica at shortly before 2 a.m.
Ingram, police said, was leaving the apartment with a bag of his belongings after arguing with his live-in girlfriend. Fields, a friend of the family, confronted Ingram and shot him in the doorway, police said.
Police found the suspect’s vehicle traveling east on West 16th Street near Tibbs Avenue. The suspect led police on a chase that ended when his Celica crashed near the Indianapolis Zoo in the 100 block of White River Parkway, police said.
Fields got out of the vehicle with a shotgun in his hands, police said. Officers fired one shot but did not hit the suspect. Fields then surrendered, police said.
Fields has a prior conviction for armed robbery and carrying a handgun without a license in 2003, police said.