1 killed, 1 injured in downtown Richmond shooting

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A vehicle involved in the April 19 shooting at South Eighth and A streets is towed from the scene before the road is reopened. Photo by Millicent Martin Emery

One 18-year-old man has died and another was injured in a shooting in downtown Richmond.

No arrests have been made as of Tuesday evening, and an investigation is continuing, according to a news release from Sgt. Zach Taylor of Richmond Police Department’s Investigative Services Division.

The shooting was reported just after 2 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of South Eighth and A streets.

Officers found two wounded men there: Nathaniel Reed and Adolfo Armenta.

Reed succumbed to his injuries later that day, while Armenta was treated at Reid Health and released.

Investigators processed the scene, collected evidence and interviewed witnesses, Taylor said.

The shooting took place just south of the payment office for Richmond Power & Light on South Eighth Street, which closed for the rest of the afternoon since motorists were rerouted around the scene.

A sign on RP&L’s door read, “Closed for police investigation,” noting those who needed to pay a bill could do so via phone by calling 765-973-7200, and those who needed to sign up for service could call the same number or sign up online at www.rp-l.com.

Richmond Fire Department and its medics and Indiana State Police assisted on site.

As tow truck operators from Stampers Towing loaded a black Chevy car onto a trailer bed, one swept up glass from the street that had come from the rear passenger-side window.

Two officers then removed the yellow crime scene tape draped around the intersection, a giant pile filling their arms, before the road was reopened.

In addition, an unrelated accident at South Seventh and A, possibly caused by the distraction a block east, also snarled traffic a bit as a steady stream of vehicles headed toward South E Street.

Additional information that becomes available will be shared in the April 27 print edition of Western Wayne News.

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