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One person is dead after a shooting on Indianapolis’s northwest side early Tuesday morning. Police identified the victim at Cortez Moton, 19. This latest shooting  happened in the parking lot of the Abington Apartment complex in the 4600 block of Abington Way. The 911 report was 10-to-15 shots fired around 1:30 a.m. and police found Moton dead inside a white compact 4-door car—a car stolen out of Hamilton County. If you have any info on this latest shooting, call 262-TIPS.

An IMPD officer opened fire on an armed suspect Tuesday morning on the city’s east side around 3 a.m. This police-action shooting happened at the Circle K at 21st Street and Shadeland Avenue when the officer spotted the suspect with a semi-automatic rifle. The suspect made a threatening move and the officer fired. IMPD says the suspect was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

An Indianapolis City Council task force is recommending a $29 million tax hike to beef up the police force. They say three years of a steadily increasing homicide rate calls for hiring close to 300 more officers. They say it would amount to about $100 per year in new taxes for most Marion County residents.

Indiana is going ahead with new K through 12 education standards after winning approval from the Board of Education. That’s after a failed objection from some conservatives who see them as an ineffective rebranding of national Common Core standards.  The “Indianapolis Star” reports they were drafted by educators after input from national experts and a survey of thousands of public comments.

Sacramento Kings v Indiana Pacers

The Pacers are now one game behind in their playoff series with the Hawks.  They lost Game Five Monday night 107-to-97 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  Now they have to win the next two in a row. Game Six is Thursday in Atlanta.


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