Police: Suspect shot in robbery

Man killed at gas station after eatery holdup

In the span of about an hour, police said a Whiteland man robbed a restaurant and then tried to rob a gas station, where he was shot and killed.

Levi Walker, 20, died after being shot at a gas station Monday night near Keystone and Troy avenues, on the southside of Indianapolis.

Walker was also a suspect in the robbery of a Greenwood restaurant an hour before the shooting in Indianapolis, according to Greenwood police.

The first report to police came in at 10:45 p.m. from the Waffle House in Greenwood, near Emerson Avenue and Main Street. Two men had robbed the restaurant at gunpoint.

An employee told police she recognized Walker because they had worked together about a year ago and had been roommates for about two months, according to the Greenwood Police Department report.

She told police Walker walked up to the counter and demanded money, and the second man with him pointed a gun at the employees. She said Walker then took the entire cash drawer, and he and the other man left, the report said.

Police still are looking for the other man involved in the Greenwood robbery.

Nearly an hour later, at 11:40 p.m., Indianapolis police were called to the southside gas station, where a clerk reported shooting a man who attempted to rob the gas station, according to a news release from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Emergency workers were called, but the man had already died, the release said.

The man who was killed was identified as Walker, according to the Greenwood police report. No one else was found with Walker at the southside gas station, the report said.

A few hours later, police notified family members at Walker’s Whiteland home of his death, according to a Whiteland police report.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.