16-year-old’s death reclassified as self-defense shooting

INDIANAPOLIS — The death of a 16-year-old boy on the northeast side last month has been reclassified as a self-defense shooting after a review by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.

Daveion Thompson, 16, was found unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound in the 3500 block of 39th Street around 11:00 a.m. on Nov. 22. Medics pronounced Thompson dead at the scene.


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