Coroner identifies man and woman killed in murder-suicide on east side

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Update: This story was updated Jan. 18 with more information about the deceased.

A man and a woman are dead after an apparent murder-suicide Friday morning in a home on the east side of Indianapolis, according to police.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a home in the 6100 block of Nelson Place — near North Arlington Avenue and East 10th Street — before 10 a.m. Friday at the request of family to do a welfare check.

When police arrived, officers and family members entered the home and found a man and woman shot dead inside. Officer Genae Cook said the pair are believed to be in a relationship and preliminary investigation indicates the shooting was a murder-suicide.

Police did not release the identities of those involved.

The Marion County Coroner's Office later identified the woman killed as 29-year-old Latia Scott, and ruled her death a homicide. The coroner identified the man as Dewayne Autman, 30, and ruled his death a suicide.

A man and a woman are dead after an apparent murder-suicide inside a home on Nelson Place.
A man and a woman are dead after an apparent murder-suicide inside a home on Nelson Place.

Friday's killing on Nelson Place is the sixth homicide in Indianapolis in the first week of 2022.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Ryan Clark at 317-327-3475 or ryan.clark@indy.gov. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

If you or a loved one are in immediate danger, call 911 for help. Additional resources for those experiencing domestic abuse are available at the Julian Center by calling 317-920-9320.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Latia Scott, Dewayne Autman killed after apparent murder-suicide