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Nathan Trapuzzano (left), pictured here with his wife Jennifer Trapuzzano, was gunned down on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Since then, more than $100,000 has been donated to cover funeral expenses and go to the couple's unborn child. (Chelsea Ransom/Photo provided)
Indianapolis man gunned down, leaving behind his pregnant wife
Posted on April 3, 2014 at 2:55 p.m.

After an Indianapolis man was gunned down on Tuesday morning, more than $100,000 has been donated to his wife and unborn daughter through an online crowdfunding site.

Nathan Trapuzzano, 24, was shot and killed by two unknown men during a morning exercise walk between 5:45 and 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, the Indianapolis Star reported.

There's no apparent reason for the killing, and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are searching for the suspects.

Trapuzzano would have celebrated his first wedding anniversary with his wife, Jennifer, on May 11, the Indianapolis Star reported. Their daughter, Cecilia, is due to be born on May 7 and Trapuzzano was to turn 25-years-old on May 17.

Later on Tuesday, Jennifer Trapuzzano's cousin Chelsea Ransom started a GoFundMe page seeking $100,000 for his funeral expenses. Any leftover money would go to the couple's unborn child.

A total of 2,166 people had donated $112,668 as of 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3.

That does not include donations in the Trapuzzano Memorial Fund at PNC Bank or those sent to Jennifer Trapuzzano through a P.O. box.

Ivy Tech Community College also announced that it will award Cecilia a two-year scholarship in honor of Trapuzzano, who worked there as a software engineer.

To read more about the investigation into Trapuzzano's killing, visit the Indianapolis Star.