Indianapolis Protest Death : Christopher Beaty Obituary: Former IU football Player Shot Dead in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Protest Death : Christopher Beaty Obituary: Former IU football Player Shot Dead in Indianapolis.

Christopher Beaty  has died, according to a statement posted online on June. 1, 2020.

 The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is continuing to investigate three separate deadly downtown shootings that occurred over the weekend.

One of the victims was 38-year-old Christopher Beaty.

Tributes.

The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.

Who Killed Christopher Beaty?
Police say Beaty, 38, was shot just before midnight last night along Talbot and Vermont Streets. Officers say he suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and he died at the scene.

Beaty is a Cathedral High School grad, and he was a defensive lineman on the Indiana University football team from 2000 to 2004. He ran a company called Fresh Marketing.

Beaty often joined DJ GNO on Fridays on the FOX59 morning show.
As of right now, police are still working to find out what led to the shooting. They haven’t made any arrests.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is continuing to investigate three separate deadly downtown shootings that occurred over the weekend.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen or heard something to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.”

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I’m in shock.
My good friend and brother, Chris Beaty was senselessly murdered. There were shootings in downtown Indianapolis after the protests, some of which appear to be racially motivated.

He was such a bright light in the lives of all who knew him. The promoter extraordinarie, it seemed like he had events for every major sporting event, the NFL Combine, the Kentucky Derby, the Super Bowl, the Indy 500, various NCAA Championships, and the list goes on. He loved what he did, and he did it well.

I use to wonder how he knew SO many people in influential places. His answer, “treat people right and serve them well and the rest takes care of itself.” That sums up his style, his flavor, and the impact he had on the lives of those who knew him and loved him.

I’m seeing tributes and condolences from professional athletes, major news stations, universities, major business owners, college friends, teammates, and everyone in between.

I’ve reread our recent text messages, emails, Facebook and Instagram messages, and I am reminded of why this hurts so badly and why I’ll miss you so much. You were one of the “good ones.” Those losses always hit harder.
I will miss you my friend. Rest well.

Rachel Bogle wrote 

This should not have happened.

Last night, so many hearts in an already aching city were broken when we received the news that one of our brightest lights was extinguished in the senseless violence that took 3 lives on Saturday night.

All of those individuals were important. Their names all matter and they are all being mourned today. But one of those names impacted me differently… because he was not just a name.

He was my friend.

I met Chris Beaty when I first moved to Indianapolis at barely 21 years old. He was one of my first friends here in the city.

You couldn’t NOT know him, especially as a young person downtown. He was a mover and shaker, always cultivating ideas for improvement of both himself and — more importantly– for his city.

If there was an opportunity for the eyes of the nation or the world to be on our city, he was at the center of formulating events and undertakings that would showcase Indianapolis in its best possible light.

And he embraced and involved us all in the process because he loved so many people and was a genuinely good friend to us all. He never got tired, never lost faith or energy in his ultimate goal of taking this city to new heights.

I know I am better for having known him and having had him impact my life over our over a decade of friendship. We are all better for having known him and been wrapped in his big teddy bear hugs.

Our city is better for having had him as our own… even for just a short time. And his legacy will not be forgotten.

#RIPCB

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