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Indy man identified as fatality in apparent road rage incident on I-65 at County Line Road

An Indianapolis man was identified in fatal road rage incident at I-65 and County Line Road in Johnson County.


Indiana State Police detectives are searching for a silver or gray sedan style car with dark tinted windows. The Indiana State Police is still seeking more information from witnesses who may have been in the area of I-65 and County Line Road, or were traveling on I-65 southbound near County Line Road Wednesday, January 11, 2022 between 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 


Investigators believe this incident began as a road rage encounter that led to gunfire. The road rage is believed to have initiated on I-65 southbound north of County Line Road.


The victim was identified by the Johnson County Coroner's Office as Richard Hamilton, 43, of Indianapolis. 


Detectives are asking anyone with dash cameras, who were in the area of I-65 and County Line Road in Greenwood Indiana around 6:20 - 6:30 p.m. on January 11, 2023, to review their cameras and contact the Indiana State Police at 317-899-8577. Anybody with information about this crime can also anonymously report information to CrimeStoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477).


Original press release 

About 6:30 pm Wednesday, first responders were called to the area of  I-65 and County Line Road in Greenwood for reports of a person shot. Greenwood Police Officers, along with the Greenwood Fire Department were first to arrive, they found an adult male in the passenger seat of a white van who was unresponsive. The adult male had an injury consistent with a gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased at the scene by personnel from the Johnson County Coroner's Office. There were no other people known to be injured in this incident. 


Preliminarily, it is believed the van in which the victim was riding in, was targeted by occupants of another vehicle as they exited I-65 northbound to County Line Road. It is unknown at this time how many shots were fired or the exact motive of the crime. The suspect or suspects were believed to be inside a silver passenger car. The victim's van was described as a white "work van."