Indianapolis News Photographer Beaten Unconscious While Covering Story

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

A Indianapolis videographer was beaten and bruised this morning.

According to a tweet by WXIN Indianapolis anchor Ray Cortopassi, Eldon Wheeler was shooting solo when he was attacked and beaten unconscious. He suffered broken ribs and other injuries.

“This is Eldon. A good friend and photographer at an Indianapolis TV station. He and I spent many a day together in the trenches. We used to debate each other over musicians’ signature songs. Tuesday night he was on his own when he was attacked by two men after a crash,” Cortopassi said.


Many friends of Wheeler, including anchor-reporter Marc Mullins, weighed in with condolences and talked about their time working with him.