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IMPD investigating death at east side apartment

Officers responded to reports of a welfare check in the 200 block of North Shortridge Road just before 9 p.m. Saturday.
Credit: Josh Blankenship/WTHR
IMPD on scene of a death investigation at an apartment complex on Shortridge Rd. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021.

INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD is investigating the death of a man at an east side apartment complex Saturday night. 

Officers responded to a call for a welfare check in the 200 block of North Shortridge Road around 8:30 p.m. 

When officers arrived, they found a man unresponsive inside an apartment. Medics were called and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Sunday night, the Marion County Coroner's Office identified the dead man 27-year-old DaQuan Smith.  

A homicide investigation was launched because the man showed signs of trauma.

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