One person has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting of a man in Indianapolis who was the ex-partner of a TikTok star.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) said in a press release to PEOPLE that officers responded to a home located in the 5900 block of Riva Ridge Drive, near South Arlington Avenue and Thompson Road around 6 a.m. local time Monday and found a man with gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
IMPD went on to explain that while the incident was initially reported as a self-inflicted wound, upon further investigation, they determined his wounds were “not self-inflicted” and instead classified it as a homicide.
“One person has been detained, and IMPD is not actively looking for other people. “Investigators believe that all parties involved have been identified,” the ministry continued in its statement.
IMPD said it will continue to investigate this case while the Marion County Coroner’s Office (MCCO) determines the exact cause and manner of the man’s death.
Although IMPD did not name the man in its press release, Indy Star and local news station WTHR reported his identity as 36-year-old Devin Williams.
Williams’ friend Brandon Melendez described him Indy Star as someone who enjoyed mixed martial arts and basketball and was also involved in the local boxing community.
Williams is also the former partner of TikTok star Kelsey Pumel, who creates social media videos on her popular channel “Growingwithkelsey,” which has amassed over 2.5 million followers per outlet. The social media star, who has a daughter named Kobe with Williams, alluded to his death in a recent TikTok post.
“Kobe’s dad died, so we had a bit of a rough day,” Pumel said tearfully in a TikTok video. “I am not ready to talk about what happened. I’m currently in an angry phase…”
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“I did everything right. I fought so hard and I did everything right [Kobe] he wouldn’t have any trauma,” continued Pumel. “AND [Williams] just left her a lifetime full of that and I can’t protect her from this.”
The video went viral, garnering 8.8 million views, over 600,000 likes and 34,700 comments by Thursday morning. In the caption for the video, she asked people to keep her daughter in their “thoughts and prayers” as she “works through grieving this incredible loss.”
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