Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

March 14, 2013

Victim in mall shooting identified



Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are investigating a fatal shooting believed to have happened in the parking lot at Lafayette Square Mall shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities were called to the 4200 block of North Lafayette Road after a call came into the 911 dispatch center reporting that a person had been shot at that location.

The man, later identified as 21-year-old Robert Mitcham of Indianapolis, was pronounced dead on the scene by Emergency Medical Services personnel.

Authorities say the shooting most likely took place in the mall parking lot in the 3900 block of North Lafayette Road. Detectives are attempting to locate the crime scene now and are interviewing witnesses.

No one has been arrested, and no suspect information is available at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 327-3475 or Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS (8477). Callers may also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274627 (CRIMES).