Victim identified in Saturday far east-side homicide

A man who police found dead in a far east-side apartment building Saturday night has been identified as 27-year-old DaQuan Smith. 

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police found Smith dead in the 200 block of North Shortridge Rd. at approximately 8:25 p.m. Saturday night, according to a report. Police initially reported the victim had been shot but later said the man suffered “undisclosed trauma.”

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Homicide detectives responded to the scene Saturday night to begin their investigation, and the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to help identify potential forensic evidence.

Police have listed the man’s death as a homicide.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 or (TIPS). 

Contact Lawrence Andrea at 317-775-4313 or landrea@indystar.com. Follow him on Twitter @lawrencegandrea.