Category Archives: Indiana

Murder/Attempted Suicide – Killed – Man (Indianapolis, IN)

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a murder attempted suicide on Indianapolis’ south side Tuesday afternoon.

IMPD officers were dispatched to the 5800 block of South Madison Avenue on the report of a person shot just after 3 p.m. When officers arrived they found a 89-year-old man with suspected gunshot wound to the head. EMS personnel were notified and pronounced the subject deceased. In close proximity a second victim, 71, was located also suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the face.

It appeared the two men may have orchestrated the crime together. A suicide note was found at the scene.

“We don’t know who wrote the note but it does appear both of the individuals were corroborating with each other and planned the whole thing,” said Officer Christoper Wilburn of IMPD. “The individual left behind notes in the effect of the pain and suffering they wanted to end. They wanted to do it in a very public place.”

http://fox59.com/2013/12/31/two-people-shot-on-citys-south-side/#axzz2pAjkulHp

http://www.wthr.com/story/24337197/2013/12/31/two-shot-on-indianapolis-south-side

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/31/2-shot-on-far-southside/4266045/

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis-police-respond-to-two-people-shot-on-south-side

Murder/Attempted Suicide – Wounded – Man (Indianapolis, IN)

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a murder attempted suicide on Indianapolis’ south side Tuesday afternoon.

IMPD officers were dispatched to the 5800 block of South Madison Avenue on the report of a person shot just after 3 p.m. When officers arrived they found a 89-year-old man with suspected gunshot wound to the head. EMS personnel were notified and pronounced the subject deceased. In close proximity a second victim, 71, was located also suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the face.

It appeared the two men may have orchestrated the crime together. A suicide note was found at the scene.

“We don’t know who wrote the note but it does appear both of the individuals were corroborating with each other and planned the whole thing,” said Officer Christoper Wilburn of IMPD. “The individual left behind notes in the effect of the pain and suffering they wanted to end. They wanted to do it in a very public place.”

http://fox59.com/2013/12/31/two-people-shot-on-citys-south-side/#axzz2pAjkulHp

http://www.wthr.com/story/24337197/2013/12/31/two-shot-on-indianapolis-south-side

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/31/2-shot-on-far-southside/4266045/

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis-police-respond-to-two-people-shot-on-south-side

Killed – Michael Taylor (Indianapolis, IN)

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Indianapolis Metropolitan police are investigating a homicide after a man was found fatally shot on the east side Monday morning.

The victim was found in the 3300 block of Wallace Avenue. Dispatchers received a report of a person down around 8:40 a.m.

On Monday afternoon, police identified the victim as 21-year-old Michael Taylor. Investigators said he’d been shot to death. A report from IMPD said Taylor was shot multiple times.

http://fox59.com/2013/12/30/police-investigating-after-body-found-on-east-side/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?pid=168983295

Killed – Preston Flowers (South Bend, IN)

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On Dec. 30, 2013, a woman came home to find her husband shot dead in the front yard of their home; and this mystery still remains unsolved.

Preston Flowers was 42 years old. It happened at 1:20 a.m. in the 3900-block of Roxbury Plaza near the intersection of Lincoln Way West and N. Sheridan, south of Voorde Park.

Autopsy results showed he died from multiple gunshot wounds.

http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Crime-Watch-Preston-Flowers-Homicide-300076661.html

http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/police-investigate-deadly-shooting-on-south-bends-west-side/23691758

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/publicsafety/south-bend-woman-finds-husband-shot-to-death/article_aa697d5c-7166-11e3-b3f8-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/crime/homicide-detectives-probe-south-bend-shooting-death/article_aa697d5c-7166-11e3-b3f8-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.alfordsmortuaryinc.com/obits/obituary.php?id=440518

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southbendtribune/obituary-preview.aspx?n=preston-flowers&pid=168964898&referrer=1964

Killed – Dominique Butler (Indianapolis, IN)

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The second shooting happened shortly after, just after 7:30PM at 3701 North Gladstone Avenue. 23-year-old Dominique Butler was found lying in the front yard of the home. He was pronounced dead on scene.

http://fox59.com/2013/12/29/impd-identify-saturday-shooting-victims/#axzz2otsIW97R

http://fox59.com/2014/01/01/dozens-of-unsolved-2013-murders-perplex-impd/

http://www.wthr.com/story/24327282/2013/12/30/man-found-shot-to-death-on-indianapolis-east-side

http://www.wthr.com/story/24322627/2013/12/29/indianapolis-police-investigating-three-saturday-night-homicides

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/man-shot-killed-near-crown-hill-cemetery

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/29/impd-investigating-3-deaths-saturday-night/4239465/

Killed – Markeewann Ward (Indianapolis, IN)

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The first incident happened just before 5PM at 3539 Graceland Avenue. 18-year-old Markeewann Ward was found shot to death in an alley east of the address. A gun was found nearby and taken as evidence.

Markeewann Ward, 18, was gunned down Saturday afternoon in an alley near the 3500 block of Graceland Avenue. Police recovered a gun nearby.

On Tuesday, police arrested 35-year-old Braumel Mickens on a preliminary charge of murder. He’s being held without bond at the Marion County Jail.

http://fox59.com/2013/12/29/impd-identify-saturday-shooting-victims/#axzz2otsIW97R

http://fox59.com/2014/01/01/man-arrested-for-murder-in-connection-with-fatal-shooting-of-teen/

http://www.wthr.com/story/24322627/2013/12/29/indianapolis-police-investigating-three-saturday-night-homicides

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/man-shot-killed-near-crown-hill-cemetery

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2014/01/01/arrest-made-in-weekend-murder/4279769/

http://fox59.com/2013/12/29/impd-identify-saturday-shooting-victims/

Killed – Trammel Harper (Gary, IN)

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GARY, Ind. (STMW) — A Miller, Ind. man scheduled for trial Jan. 13 on burglary, escape and other charges has been arrested on murder and criminal recklessness charges.

Jesse J. King, 20, shot Tramell Harper, 24, outside the victim’s mother’s St. Johns Homes apartment Dec. 27, police said. King is a resident of Miller Village apartments on County Line Road.

Harper’s girlfriend was walking with him about 8:40 p.m. when they went to the gas station to buy food. As they returned, they saw a man standing near a tan SUV. Harper spoke to another man, who then entered the SUV, and Harper and his girlfriend resumed walking through the apartment complex in the 2100 block of Georgia Street. Harper told her that the second man in the SUV was someone “he had gotten into it with last summer,” the probable cause affidavit states.

The girlfriend told Detective James Bond that she and Harper heard shots and Harper pushed her out of the line of fire, then started shooting at the second man from the SUV, the affidavit states.
Harper was shot in the chest and died on the scene. His girlfriend was not injured. Harper is the father of her young daughter, the affidavit states.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/01/03/man-awaiting-burglary-trial-arrested-for-gary-homicide/

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/suspect-in-fatal-shooting-sentenced-to-years-in-prison-on/article_ad4e88b1-84dd-571e-a9b5-fa913ab105a8.html

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/gary-man-charged-with-dec-homicide/article_183fa2b4-864d-5a5f-8ae7-0f3bcfb8a17b.html

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/year-old-man-shot-killed-in-drive-by-near-his/article_d263ed02-94db-546b-885a-9c236053da7e.html

Killed – Dequan Bird (Indianapolis, IN)

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (December 27, 2013) – A person was fatally shot at a northwest side apartment complex Friday morning.

The shooting occurred around 12:15 a.m. in the 4800 block of Pendragon Blvd which is in the Lake Camelot Apartments complex near Georgetown and 62nd St. IMPD responded to the area in reference to the sound of gunshots.

When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive male lying outside an apartment door and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

EMS personnel arrived and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The victim is confirmed to be 20-year-old Dequan Bird (pictured).

http://fox59.com/2013/12/27/person-shot-on-citys-northwest-side/#axzz2ogayWsLE

http://www.wthr.com/story/24311456/2013/12/27/impd-investigates-fatal-shooting-at-northwest-side-apartment

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/impd-man-shot-killed-on-nw-side

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/27/man-shot-to-death-on-northwestside/4216691/

http://archive.indystar.com/article/20131227/NEWS02/312270009/Man-shot-death-Northwestside

http://www.southbendtribune.com/obituaries/arrangements/arrangements-pending/article_657d0584-7070-11e3-9092-0019bb30f31a.html

Killed – Devonte Patrick (Elkhart, IN)

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ELKHART — An Elkhart teenager died Monday after a shooting outside a church on the city’s south side, WSBT reported.

About 2:30 p.m., police were called to the area of Prairie Street and Indiana Avenue on a report of a shooting.

Police said 18-year-old Devonte Patrick was taken to Elkhart General Hospital, where he died a short time later.

Pastor Nelson Kraybill of Prairie Street Mennonite Church said the shooting took place in his church’s parking lot.

Kraybill said his church will hold a time of prayer at 5 p.m. today as part of its Christmas Eve services and at 5:45 or so, they will hold a special prayer and candlelight vigil in the parking lot for Patrick.

ELKHART — The Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office has charged a man and a teen with murder in connection to the death of 18-year-old Devonte Patrick in December 2013.

Thomas Harper, 19, and Antonio Walters, 17, of Elkhart, were charged with murder in March, but the files were sealed at the prosecutor’s office’s request.

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/crime/year-old-dies-after-shooting/article_0a9ec00a-6c95-11e3-b634-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.elkharttruth.com/news/crime-fire-courts/2014/04/21/Two-charged-with-murder-in-Devonte-Patrick-homicide.html

http://www.elkharttruth.com/news/crime-fire-courts/2014/12/23/Vigil-planned-for-1-year-anniversary-of-Devonte-Patrick-s-murder.html

http://www.elkharttruth.com/news/crime-fire-courts/2015/05/04/Suspect-sought-in-connection-to-murder-of.html

http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/breaking-shooting-in-elkhart/23626518

http://www.elkharttruth.com/news/crime-fire-courts/2015/04/30/Thomas-Harper-charged-in-connection-with-two-Elkhart-shooting-incidents-could-go-to-trial-in-May.html

http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Two-men-charged-in-the-shooting-death-of-an-Elkhart-teen-256110551.html

http://www.cobbfuneralhomes.com/obits/obituary.php?id=430384

http://www.elkharttruth.com/obituaries/2013/12/28/Devonte-j-patrick.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southbendtribune/obituary-preview.aspx?n=devonte-patrick&pid=168819141&referrer=1964

Killed – James Currie (East Chicago, IN)

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EAST CHICAGO | A 40-year-old East Chicago man who served time for a murder he committed in the city in the 1990s was shot and killed there early Friday.

James Currie, of the 3400 block of Guthrie Street, was pronounced dead at 6 a.m. Friday, the Lake County coroner’s office said.

The cause of death was listed as multiple gunshot wounds suffered in a homicide.

The fatal shooting occurred in the 3500 block of Block Avenue.

Lt. Marguerite Wilder, of the East Chicago Police Department, said Currie and his girlfriend were returning home from a night out around 3 a.m. when two men approached and started shooting.

Wilder said the city’s ShotSpotter gunshot location system alerted them to the gunfire as did numerous calls from residents.

Currie was fatally wounded. His girlfriend was not injured, Wilder said.

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/east-chicago/man-shot-and-killed-in-east-chicago/article_9fd3f180-a13c-55a0-85e2-84ee952961ea.html

Double Shooting – Killed – Tyler Webster (Indianapolis, IN)

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Detectives are investigating a shooting late Thursday that left one man dead and another wounded on the Near Northside.

Just before 11 p.m., police responded to the 2800 block of North Harding Street where they found Tyler Webster, 21, of Indianapolis, dead of a gunshot wound in the driver’s seat of a gold Chevrolet Impala, according to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department release.

Shortly thereafter, a 911 caller reported a second man, Kyle Lewis, 19, of Indianapolis, suffering from a gunshot wound in an alley at 28th and Harding streets. Crews took him to Eskenazi Hospital in serious condition with multiple gunshot wounds.

“Witnesses stated a gunfight ensued near the intersection of Harding Street and Udell St. prior to the 911 calls,” IMPD Officer Christopher Wilburn said in a release. “The suspect fired shots at the vehicle that was occupied by the deceased and a passenger. The passenger was transported to (meet with IMPD) homicide (detectives) for questioning.”

  1. http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/20/man-killed-in-near-northside-shooting-is-identified/4140101/

http://fox59.com/2013/12/19/2-shot-1-dead-on-citys-near-northwest-side/#axzz2o3nyayUA

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/impd-two-people-shot-one-fatally-on-nw-side

http://www.wthr.com/story/24268703/police-investigate-shooting-death-northwest-of-downtown

http://hosting-5000.tributes.com/obituary/show/Tyler-Greer-Webster-97376978

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?pid=168742741

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Indianapolis, IN)

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Detectives are investigating a shooting late Thursday that left one man dead and another wounded on the Near Northside.

Just before 11 p.m., police responded to the 2800 block of North Harding Street where they found Tyler Webster, 21, of Indianapolis, dead of a gunshot wound in the driver’s seat of a gold Chevrolet Impala, according to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department release.

Shortly thereafter, a 911 caller reported a second man, Kyle Lewis, 19, of Indianapolis, suffering from a gunshot wound in an alley at 28th and Harding streets. Crews took him to Eskenazi Hospital in serious condition with multiple gunshot wounds.

“Witnesses stated a gunfight ensued near the intersection of Harding Street and Udell St. prior to the 911 calls,” IMPD Officer Christopher Wilburn said in a release. “The suspect fired shots at the vehicle that was occupied by the deceased and a passenger. The passenger was transported to (meet with IMPD) homicide (detectives) for questioning.”

  1. http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/20/man-killed-in-near-northside-shooting-is-identified/4140101/

http://fox59.com/2013/12/19/2-shot-1-dead-on-citys-near-northwest-side/#axzz2o3nyayUA

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/impd-two-people-shot-one-fatally-on-nw-side

http://www.wthr.com/story/24268703/police-investigate-shooting-death-northwest-of-downtown

http://hosting-5000.tributes.com/obituary/show/Tyler-Greer-Webster-97376978

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?pid=168742741

Killed – Wayne Anderson (South Bend, IN)

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SOUTH BEND — A man accused of fatally shooting his brother told police the two began arguing after his brother asked to borrow his car, charging documents filed Friday say.

William Anderson, 54, is facing one count of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Wayne Anderson, his brother.

Prosecutors charged Anderson with the Class A felony after police arrested him Thursday after the shooting.

A woman who was at the home at 315 Chestnut Street with the two brothers told police the brothers began an argument which grew physical.

The woman said she ran away when she heard William Anderson say he was going to get a gun, charging documents say.

She heard several gunshots as she left, and she told police the only occupants of the home were the two brothers and their handicapped sister.

A friend of the brothers’ arrived at the home shortly after the shooting and told police he saw Wayne Anderson lying on the front porch.

Detectives with the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit obtained a search warrant for the home and interviewed witnesses before arresting William Anderson at about 3:45 a.m.

Police say the shooting happened Wednesday night, just before midnight, in the 300 block of Chestnut Street on the city’s west side. That is just north of Western Avenue.

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/crime/update-man-charged-in-brother-s-slaying/article_a2ff7c68-69b1-11e3-8cd2-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/publicsafety/update-brother-held-in-shooting-death/article_11a72d7c-68b9-11e3-be51-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/police-say-brother-shoots-and-kills-his-brother-in-south-bend/23559990

http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/south-bend-formally-charged-with-killing-brother/23593424

http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/One-person-murdered-overnight-in-South-Bend-236508601.html

Double Shooting – Killed – Steven Carman (North Webster, IN)

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Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Detectives have now released additional information regarding a fatal shooting near the Barbee Lake Chain that happened Wednesday night. (See related)

Steven Carman, 51, of 44 EMS B10 Ln., Pierceton, died from multiple gunshot wounds sustained in what police say began as a report of a domestic dispute.

A 911 call of a potential shooting at the EMS B10 Lane home was received at about 7:18 p.m. last night. Officers arrived at the scene and located the potential suspected shooter, Sonya Lynn Armontrout, 42, Warsaw, who surrendered immediately without incident.

Deputies entered the residence and located the homeowner, Carman, who was critically injured. Paramedics from the North Webster EMS arrived but were not able to save Carman. Kosciusko County Coroner Michael Wilson was called to the scene later and pronounced Carman dead.

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Detectives, along with members of the Kosciusko County Major Crimes Unit, have determined that Armontrout broke into Carman’s residence earlier in the evening and hid in a bedroom closet.

When Carman, along with Joseph A. Glant, 54, of Warsaw, entered the home, Armontrout exited the closet and discharged a 9 mm handgun. Glant was struck in the lower torso but his injuries were not life-threatening. Glant was able to escape and call 911.

Armontrout then reportedly discharged the handgun several times at Carman, striking him multiple times in the chest. Armontrout then proceeded to stab Carman in the back with a knife as he stumbled down a hallway to the living room area. In the living room, she again fired the gun at Carman hitting him multiple times in the head, execution style.

Crime scene technicians recovered both the firearm and the knife at the scene, which corroborated the witness information. Armontrout’s vehicle, a small red pickup truck, was located nearby at the bait and tackle store on SR 13.

Glant was transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital and was listed in stable condition. Officers had also initially located two small children after arriving at the scene that were determined to be the children of both Carman and Armontrout. The two young children were present during the killing but were found uninjured and placed into the custody of the Department of Child Services last evening.

Though the motive is not clear, police say the two had a history of heated arguments involving the daughters.

” This was an issue over her mental health and custody of the kids,” Wolf said.

Court documents indicate that Carman had a protective order against Armontrout, and that she had no business being at his place for another year and a half.

Sonya Lynn Fick, now 43, could be close to 73 years old when she leaves prison. That is if Judge Curtis D. Palmer accepts her plea agreement.

Fick is charged in the murder of Steven Carman, 51, and injuring Joseph A. Glant, Warsaw, on Dec. 18, 2013. (See related)

Fick, who was initially charged with murder as Sonya Lynn Armontrout, was 42 at the time. According to investigators of the Kosciusko County Major Crimes Unit, Carman was ambushed in his home which was located at 44 EMS B10 Lane, Pierceton.

http://www.inkfreenews.com/2013/12/19/victim-suspect-named-in-barbee-shooting/

http://www.inkfreenews.com/2013/12/18/breaking-shooting-at-barbee/

http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/he-did-not-deserve-this-friends-neighbors-remember-kos-co-murder-victim/23570700

http://www.21alive.com/news/local/One-Person-Dead-After-Possible-Domestic-Dispute-236567051.html

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/crime/north-webster-shooting-is-fatal/article_1af74c6c-689c-11e3-9ce4-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.thepostandmail.com/content/update-kos-county-makes-arrest-barbee-lake-shooting

http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Warsaw-mother-arrested-after-hiding-in-closet-waiting-to-kill-father-of-their-children-236630331.html

http://www.inkfreenews.com/2013/12/19/steve-carman-pending/

http://www.mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com/obit_indiv.asp?obit_id=1812

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (North Webster, IN)

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Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Detectives have now released additional information regarding a fatal shooting near the Barbee Lake Chain that happened Wednesday night. (See related)

Steven Carman, 51, of 44 EMS B10 Ln., Pierceton, died from multiple gunshot wounds sustained in what police say began as a report of a domestic dispute.

A 911 call of a potential shooting at the EMS B10 Lane home was received at about 7:18 p.m. last night. Officers arrived at the scene and located the potential suspected shooter, Sonya Lynn Armontrout, 42, Warsaw, who surrendered immediately without incident.

Deputies entered the residence and located the homeowner, Carman, who was critically injured. Paramedics from the North Webster EMS arrived but were not able to save Carman. Kosciusko County Coroner Michael Wilson was called to the scene later and pronounced Carman dead.

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Detectives, along with members of the Kosciusko County Major Crimes Unit, have determined that Armontrout broke into Carman’s residence earlier in the evening and hid in a bedroom closet.

When Carman, along with Joseph A. Glant, 54, of Warsaw, entered the home, Armontrout exited the closet and discharged a 9 mm handgun. Glant was struck in the lower torso but his injuries were not life-threatening. Glant was able to escape and call 911.

Armontrout then reportedly discharged the handgun several times at Carman, striking him multiple times in the chest. Armontrout then proceeded to stab Carman in the back with a knife as he stumbled down a hallway to the living room area. In the living room, she again fired the gun at Carman hitting him multiple times in the head, execution style.

Crime scene technicians recovered both the firearm and the knife at the scene, which corroborated the witness information. Armontrout’s vehicle, a small red pickup truck, was located nearby at the bait and tackle store on SR 13.

Glant was transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital and was listed in stable condition. Officers had also initially located two small children after arriving at the scene that were determined to be the children of both Carman and Armontrout. The two young children were present during the killing but were found uninjured and placed into the custody of the Department of Child Services last evening.

Though the motive is not clear, police say the two had a history of heated arguments involving the daughters.

” This was an issue over her mental health and custody of the kids,” Wolf said.

Court documents indicate that Carman had a protective order against Armontrout, and that she had no business being at his place for another year and a half.

Sonya Lynn Fick, now 43, could be close to 73 years old when she leaves prison. That is if Judge Curtis D. Palmer accepts her plea agreement.

Fick is charged in the murder of Steven Carman, 51, and injuring Joseph A. Glant, Warsaw, on Dec. 18, 2013. (See related)

Fick, who was initially charged with murder as Sonya Lynn Armontrout, was 42 at the time. According to investigators of the Kosciusko County Major Crimes Unit, Carman was ambushed in his home which was located at 44 EMS B10 Lane, Pierceton.

http://www.inkfreenews.com/2013/12/19/victim-suspect-named-in-barbee-shooting/

http://www.inkfreenews.com/2013/12/18/breaking-shooting-at-barbee/

http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/he-did-not-deserve-this-friends-neighbors-remember-kos-co-murder-victim/23570700

http://www.21alive.com/news/local/One-Person-Dead-After-Possible-Domestic-Dispute-236567051.html

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/crime/north-webster-shooting-is-fatal/article_1af74c6c-689c-11e3-9ce4-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.thepostandmail.com/content/update-kos-county-makes-arrest-barbee-lake-shooting

http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Warsaw-mother-arrested-after-hiding-in-closet-waiting-to-kill-father-of-their-children-236630331.html

http://www.inkfreenews.com/2013/12/19/steve-carman-pending/

http://www.mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com/obit_indiv.asp?obit_id=1812

Killed – Duane Slentz (Indianapolis, IN)

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Authorities have identified a man shot to death by police Wednesday as Duane Slentz, 49.

An Indianapolis police officer fatally shot Slentz at the man’s Southeastside home Wednesday after the man led police on a chase through the city, authorities say.

The chase began about 11:40 a.m. in Brookside Park on the city’s Eastside, said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Chris Bailey.

Slentz was approached by a park ranger who said the man smelled of alcohol. As the ranger questioned him, Bailey said, Slentz became evasive and took off in his car.

Police chased the man to a house in the 3800 block of South Franklin Road a few miles away. Bailey said Slentz crashed his car into another car at the house, got out and ran inside, locking the door behind him.

Police said Slentz yelled “I have a gun” as he entered the house.

Officers outside the home tried to persuade the man to surrender. When officers heard Slentz through a window cock his gun, an officer fired the fatal shot, authorities said.

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/18/impd-officer-fatally-shoots-man-on-southeastside/4110911/

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/swat-crews-head-to-scene-of-gunfire-after-police-chase

http://fox59.com/2013/12/19/police-identify-man-killed-after-standoff-at-southeast-side-home/

http://www.wthr.com/story/24252145/2013/12/18/police-chase-on-indianapolis-southeast-side-ends-with-suspect-dead

http://www.erleweinmortuary.com/obituaries/Duane-Slentz/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?n=duane-a-slentz&pid=168665672

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Duane-A.-Slentz-97430948

http://indiana.obituaries.funeral.com/2013/12/22/duane-alan-slentz/

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Tamika Jones-Fleming (Indianapolis, IN)

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NDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 16, 2013): Two children were inside an east side home when a man shot and killed his live-in girlfriend before killing himself, police say.

Police dispatchers say the call came in at 6:44 a.m. An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson says the incident happened sometime overnight. Inside the home on Gale Street, police found the bodies of 31-year-old Tamika Jones-Fleming and 27-year-old Thomas Emory. Police believe Emory shot Jones-Fleming before killing himself.

Detectives told FOX59 that the children, ages 6 and 11, were in another room when they heard an argument and gunshots, described as “three booms,” either late Sunday night or early Monday morning. They found the bodies in the morning, and the 11-year-old boy called 911.

“They heard mother and father arguing last night, and they heard some noises. They came out, they saw the parents. I don’t think they realized what was happening, what was going on (at first). This morning, when the boy realized what was going on, he called police,” said Det. Marcus Kennedy with IMPD.

The 6-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy are now with relatives. An aunt of Jones-Fleming told FOX59 there was no indication of trouble with the couple.

http://fox59.com/2013/12/16/breaking-murder-suicide-at-31st-and-gale/#axzz2nUbtZvT5

http://fox59.com/2013/12/16/breaking-murder-suicide-at-31st-and-gale/

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2013/12/16/2-kids-find-bodies-of-mother-her-boyfriend-in-apparent-murder-suicide/4039167/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/kids-slept-parents-murder-suicide-indy-cops-article-1.1549838

http://www.wthr.com/story/24228772/2013/12/16/police-investigate-east-side-homicide

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/impd-2-found-dead-in-the-3100-block-of-north-gale-street-on-the-citys-southeast-side

http://www.williamsandbluitt.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1195716

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Thomas Emory (Indianapolis, IN)

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NDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 16, 2013): Two children were inside an east side home when a man shot and killed his live-in girlfriend before killing himself, police say.

Police dispatchers say the call came in at 6:44 a.m. An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson says the incident happened sometime overnight. Inside the home on Gale Street, police found the bodies of 31-year-old Tamika Jones-Fleming and 27-year-old Thomas Emory. Police believe Emory shot Jones-Fleming before killing himself.

Detectives told FOX59 that the children, ages 6 and 11, were in another room when they heard an argument and gunshots, described as “three booms,” either late Sunday night or early Monday morning. They found the bodies in the morning, and the 11-year-old boy called 911.

“They heard mother and father arguing last night, and they heard some noises. They came out, they saw the parents. I don’t think they realized what was happening, what was going on (at first). This morning, when the boy realized what was going on, he called police,” said Det. Marcus Kennedy with IMPD.

The 6-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy are now with relatives. An aunt of Jones-Fleming told FOX59 there was no indication of trouble with the couple.

http://fox59.com/2013/12/16/breaking-murder-suicide-at-31st-and-gale/#axzz2nUbtZvT5

http://fox59.com/2013/12/16/breaking-murder-suicide-at-31st-and-gale/

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2013/12/16/2-kids-find-bodies-of-mother-her-boyfriend-in-apparent-murder-suicide/4039167/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/kids-slept-parents-murder-suicide-indy-cops-article-1.1549838

http://www.wthr.com/story/24228772/2013/12/16/police-investigate-east-side-homicide

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/impd-2-found-dead-in-the-3100-block-of-north-gale-street-on-the-citys-southeast-side

http://www.williamsandbluitt.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1195716

Killed – Quashawn Jordan (Anderson, IN)

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Anderson Police have identified the man who was fatally shot on Chase Street Sunday night.

Police say 21-year-old Quashawn Jordan was shot in the 1600 block of Chase Street around 7:00 pm. A friend drove him to St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

ANDERSON, Ind. – Anderson police have charged a relative with the Dec. 15 shooting death of 21-year-old Quashawn Jordan.

On Thursday, police arrested 18-year-old De’Auntaye D. White on a warrant related to the shooting death of Jordan, his cousin.

White is charged with murder in Jordan’s death, and is being held at the Madison County Jail without bond.

Witnesses told police White fired several shots at Jordan on Dec. 15, hitting him in the abdomen and the leg. Jordan was taken to St. Vincent Regional Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

On December 15, 2013, the defendant, De’Auntaye White murdered Quashawn Jordan at the Geater Center in Anderson, Indiana. Quashan Jordan was gunned down by De’Auntaye White after a drug deal that went sour. The defendant, De’Auntaye White, went to the Geater Center to sell marijuana. He met with Quashawn Jordan and opened fire, firing at least 3 shots, at Quashawn Jordan. Quashawn Jordan died a short time later at St. John’s emergency department. The State of Indiana charged the defendant with murder.

The defendant went on the run and after ten days was apprehended by the police in Marion, Indiana, where he had been hiding out at a relative’s house. The defendant was tried in front of a 12-panel jury in Madison County Circuit Court 3 and was convicted of murder. On December 15, 2014, he received a 65 year sentence to the Indiana Department of Correction.

http://www.wthr.com/story/24227102/2013/12/15/anderson-police-investigating-homicde

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/anderson-man-arrested-charged-with-murder-in-shooting-death-of-cousin

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/one-dead-after-shooting-in-anderson

http://www.madisoncty.com/Prosecutor_Case_Updates.html

Double Shooting – Killed – Dajon Parson (Marion County, IN)

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INDIANAPOLIS – IMPD officials confirmed two people were shot, one fatally, on the far east side Sunday afternoon. Detectives said they positively identified the person who died as Dajon Parson, 21.

The shootings occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on the 9800 block of Lake Terrace Drive, at the Lakeview Terrace Apartments.

Police said one victim was shot in the chest, and was found in a vehicle a short distance away near the intersection of 21st Street and Mitthoeffer Road. Officers reported finding a gun and narcotics in the vehicle.

A woman who was driving the vehicle the victim was found in was taken in for questioning.

The other victim was shot while standing on a porch, and was pronounced dead at the scene. That victim was identified Monday as Dajon Parson (pictured).

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metro Police Department officials arrested a suspect Monday linked to a December homicide at the Lakeview Terrace apartments on the city’s east side.

Detectives arrested Matthew Hughes on charges of murder, dealing marijuana, and carrying a handgun without a license.

Police suspect Hughes was involved in the Dec. 15, 2013 murder of Dajon Parson, 21 , in the 9800 block of Lake Terrace Drive.

Police said 21-year-old Dajon Parson was shot and killed around 1:30 p.m. in the 9800 block of Lake Terrace North Drive.

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/two-shot-one-fatally-on-far-east-side

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/impd-dec-homicide-suspect-matthew-hughes-arrested-in-connection-with-dajon-parsons-murder

http://wishtv.com/2014/01/27/indy-man-arrested-for-dec-15-fatal-shooting/

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2014/01/27/impd-arrest-man-in-shooting-death-of-21-year-old/4951849/

http://fox59.com/2013/12/16/police-identify-man-killed-in-east-side-shooting/

http://fox59.com/2014/01/27/man-arrested-for-involvement-with-dec-15-murder/

http://archive.indystar.com/article/20131215/NEWS02/312150029/1001/NEWS

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Marion County, IN)

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INDIANAPOLIS – IMPD officials confirmed two people were shot, one fatally, on the far east side Sunday afternoon. Detectives said they positively identified the person who died as Dajon Parson, 21.

The shootings occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on the 9800 block of Lake Terrace Drive, at the Lakeview Terrace Apartments.

Police said one victim was shot in the chest, and was found in a vehicle a short distance away near the intersection of 21st Street and Mitthoeffer Road. Officers reported finding a gun and narcotics in the vehicle.

A woman who was driving the vehicle the victim was found in was taken in for questioning.

The other victim was shot while standing on a porch, and was pronounced dead at the scene. That victim was identified Monday as Dajon Parson (pictured).

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metro Police Department officials arrested a suspect Monday linked to a December homicide at the Lakeview Terrace apartments on the city’s east side.

Detectives arrested Matthew Hughes on charges of murder, dealing marijuana, and carrying a handgun without a license.

Police suspect Hughes was involved in the Dec. 15, 2013 murder of Dajon Parson, 21 , in the 9800 block of Lake Terrace Drive.

Police said 21-year-old Dajon Parson was shot and killed around 1:30 p.m. in the 9800 block of Lake Terrace North Drive.

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/two-shot-one-fatally-on-far-east-side

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/impd-dec-homicide-suspect-matthew-hughes-arrested-in-connection-with-dajon-parsons-murder

http://wishtv.com/2014/01/27/indy-man-arrested-for-dec-15-fatal-shooting/

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2014/01/27/impd-arrest-man-in-shooting-death-of-21-year-old/4951849/

http://fox59.com/2013/12/16/police-identify-man-killed-in-east-side-shooting/

http://fox59.com/2014/01/27/man-arrested-for-involvement-with-dec-15-murder/

http://archive.indystar.com/article/20131215/NEWS02/312150029/1001/NEWS

Killed – Male Teen – Anthony Warren (Indianapolis, IN)

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Indianapolis Metro Police have arrested 19-year-old Brice Price in connection with the murder of 15-year-old Anthony Warren.

Price was arrested on Alabama Street Monday, two days after Warren’s shooting death.

Warren was the 117th homicide victim in Indianapolis this year, up from 89 at this time in 2012.

“We are never going to forget Anthony. Never, never,” said his mother, Nikkita Milledge.

Milledge says she read about her son’s shooting within minutes on Facebook, even before officers identified his body at the scene.

“Because someone put on Facebook, ‘RIP Anthony, I will miss you’ and then the phone calls started coming in to my house and cell phone,” she said.

The shooting happened just before 1 p.m. Saturday in the Rosewood Commons apartment complex near West 56th Street and Georgetown Road. Milledge believes others would have been outside to see or hear something. There are reports of at least one vehicle speeding away from the apartment complex shortly after the gunfire.

http://www.wthr.com/story/24234214/2013/12/16/mother-learns-of-sons-shooting-death-on-facebook

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http://fox59.com/2013/12/16/star-football-player-shot-and-killed-family-seeks-justice/

http://fox59.com/2013/12/14/impd-investigating-fatal-shooting-2/

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/man-shot-killed-near-rosewood-commons-on-northwest-side

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/mom-learns-facebook-teenage-son-dead-article-1.1551985

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?pid=168630222

Killed – Michael Boyd (Indianapolis, IN)

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 13, 2013)– Police say a man has been killed in a shooting on the northeast side of Indianapolis.

The shooting occurred near the intersection of East 46th St. and North Arlington Ave. at approximately 9:40 p.m. Friday night. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male lying in a yard, with at least one gunshot wound. The victim, identified as 23-year-old Michael Boyd of Indianapolis, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police believe a disturbance may have happened at a nearby gas station just before the shooting. They say Boyd ran and collapsed in the yard.

http://fox59.com/2013/12/13/one-person-fatally-shot-on-northeast-side/

http://www.wthr.com/story/24218960/2013/12/13/one-dead-in-northeast-indianapolis-shooting

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/person-shot-killed-on-citys-ne-side

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2013/12/13/impd-identifies-victim-of-friday-night-shooting-on-northeastside/4019459/

http://www.williamsandbluitt.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1194182

http://www.tributes.com/show/Michael-D.-Boyd-97401708

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?n=michael-d-boyd&pid=168615902&

Killed – Female Teen – Aubrey Peters (Noblesville, IN)

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The man charged with reckless homicide in the shooting death of a Noblesville teenager in December has pleaded guilty in Hamilton County court.

Jacob Travis McDaniel, 20, Noblesville, was arrested after he fatally shot 16-year-old Aubrey Peters with a handgun he thought would be empty, police said.

McDaniel pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and pointing a firearm, both felonies, according to a plea agreement he signed Friday. The court issued an order on the plea Monday.

According to a probable cause affidavit, McDaniel, Peters and two other men were in McDaniel’s house in the 8200 block of River Run Place about 11:20 p.m. Dec. 8 when the shooting happened.

Court documents say McDaniel was showing Peters and the two others a shotgun and a handgun. Dajuan Williams, one of the men, told police that “McDaniel tried to get Aubrey to hold the gun, but she didn’t want to.”

At that point, Williams told police, McDaniel ejected the magazine from the gun, pointed the weapon at Peters, took the safety off and pulled the trigger.

McDaniel apparently thought the gun was empty, the affidavit said, but when he pulled the trigger, a round fired. Peters was taken to St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The killing prompted an outpouring of support for Peters, who two years earlier was hailed as a hero for saving two children who fell through the ice on Morse Reservoir.

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/25/suspect-noblesville-teens-shooting-death-pleads-guilty/16174975/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-arrested-indiana-teen-hero-shot-killed-article-1.1542050

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/09/teen-hero-slain-in-noblesville-1-arrested/3915037/

http://www.wthr.com/story/24168268/2013/12/09/noblesville-police-investigate-overnight-shooting

http://fox59.com/2013/12/09/noblesville-victim-shot-in-upper-body/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/09/teen-hero-16-fatally-shot_n_4415549.html

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/09/indiana-teen-hero-slain/3927713/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/man-arrested-in-shooting-death-of-ind-teen-hero/

http://www.randallroberts.com/tribute/details/1005/Aubrey_Peters/obituary.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?pid=168487248

http://currentnoblesville.com/obituary-aubrey-kathryn-peters

Killed – Michael Metcalfe (Jeffersonville, IN)

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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. —Southern Indiana authorities are trying to determine if a weekend shooting that turned deadly was accidental or intentional.

Jeffersonville police said they arrested a man after he shot his nephew.

WLKY caught up with the mother of 34-year-old Jeffrey Swank, the man who has been arrested in this case. She said yes, he did it, but he didn’t mean to.

Police said Swank shot his nephew, 20-year-old Michael Metcalfe, in the head.

She said Metcalfe suffered three shots to the head and was taken to University of Louisville Hospital.

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. —A Clark County jury will decide whether a deadly family shooting was homicide or an accident.

Metcalfe, 20, was shot on the night of December 7 at a home in the 800 block of Cherry Street. Metcalfe was found in the basement suffering what was originally believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

Metcalfe was taken to University of Louisville Hospital. He was later taken off life support.

After the death of Metcalfe, the original charges against Swank were upgraded to murder and obstruction of justice.

JEFFERSONVILLE — A reckless homicide verdict delivered Monday in a Clark County murder trial has left the victim’s mother with bittersweet feelings.

Jeremy Swank, 35, was on trial for the December 2013 murder of his 20-year-old nephew, Michael Metcalf, in a Jeffersonville home they shared on Cherry Street.

“We are glad we got a conviction, but it wasn’t the one we were hoping for,” said Melissa Miller, 41, Louisville, who is Swank’s half-sister.

Swank initially reported to Jeffersonville police that his nephew had shot himself with a handgun. Swank later admitted, though, that he had been holding the firearm when four rounds were fired, one of which entered Metcalf’s forehead, and that he had placed the firearm in Metcalf’s hand before authorities responded to the home.

http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/indiana-news/jeffersonville-police-investigating-fatal-shooting/23432782

http://www.wlky.com/news/jury-selection-underway-in-trial-of-man-accused-of-killing-nephew/28100678

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http://www.wave3.com/story/24198860/charges-filed-in-jeffersonville-murder

http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/indiana-news/man-accused-of-shooting-family-member-now-charged-with-murder/23509090

http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/jeffersonville-murder-trial-i-do-hate-him/article_8f3d6e30-42b2-11e4-92c2-eb6bc879064e.html

http://www.wdrb.com/story/24163824/jeffersonville-police-investigate-shooting-on-cherry-drive

Killed – Toddler (Indianapolis, IN)

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A 3-year-old boy has died after he apparently shot himself in the head. Detectives believe the boy shot himself after pulling the gun off a kitchen counter. It happened Saturday evening around 6 p.m. at a home on East 68th Street near Kingsley Drive.

The boy was transported to Riley Hospital for Child at IU Health where he died as a result of his injuries. The boy’s parents and 4-year-old sister were also home at the time. According to Indianapolis Metropolitan police, a 911 caller said “a gun went off and struck a child.”

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 12/07/13: RTV 6 reports that a 3 year old is dead after being shot in the head yesterday evening at his family’s home on the 1800 block of East 68th Street. Police responded to the scene after 6 p.m. where they found the boy inside the home suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The child was then rushed to Riley Hospital for Children in critical condition and later died of his injuries. Investigators have indicated that they believe the child accidentally shot himself in the head after he pulled the gun off a kitchen counter. A neighbor to the family said “I’ve known they had guns; they’ve carried them in public on their side, they’ve got permits for them and I just thought they always were a little bit more responsible than that.”

The parents of a 3-year-old boy who fatally shot himself in December were arrested Friday on charges of neglect of a dependent. The father faces an additional felony charge of neglect of a dependent causing death.

Warrants were issued Thursday for Nicholas Gulling, 27, and Sandra Tomich, 35 according to a release from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Both Gulling and Tomich were being held Friday in the Marion County Jail, Gulling on $20,000 bond and Tomich on $1,000 bond.

Initially after the Dec. 7 incident in the 1800 block of 68th Street, where the boy pulled a loaded gun from a kitchen counter and shot himself in the head, investigators were preliminarily classifying it as an accident.

Gulling and Tomich, and a 4-year-old sister of the boy were home at the time of the shooting.

After the shooting, the child was taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in critical condition. He died hours later.

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http://www.theindychannel.com/web/wrtv/news/local-news/3-year-old-shot-in-head-near-broad-ripple

Killed – Male Teen – Devan Burris (Washington, IN)

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City, county and state police are trying to piece together the events that left one person dead.
According to police documents those events began around 2:13 a.m. Friday morning when they received a call of a shooting in the 2200 block of Oak Grove Road. The report described two vehicles had stopped at the Ebenezer Church. A pair of gunshots were heard and one vehicle, described as a silver or gold Cadillac then fled the scene.

When police arrived they found the windshield on the car left behind had a gunshot through it.
About 10 minutes, later police received a report that someone had left a gunshot victim outside of the emergency room at the Daviess Community Hospital. The emergency room staff worked on the victim for about a half hour before he was pronounced dead.

Police identified the victim as Devan Burris, 17, Washington. They have not identified the persons taken into custody or their charges

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – A Washington, Ind. man accused for his role in the shooting death of Devan Burris, 17, was sentenced on Thursday.

Logan Evans was sentenced to 45 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections after he entered a plea bargain in the Daviess County Superior Court in February.

The charges stem from a December 2013 incident that happened on Oak Grove Road in Washington. According to information in an unsealed court document, police believed Evans wanted to buy methamphetamine from Burris. The document also named Evans as the shooter.

Three Washington teenagers were charged in the shooting death of Devan Burris, 17, on Friday.
Logan Dale Evans, 18, 312 Cable Ave., was arrested by city police as he and friend Heaven Berry, 18, turned themselves in on Sunday evening at Berry’s apartment.

Both Evans and Berry cooperated with police and were taken into custody without incident. Evans has been charged with murder. Berry was charged with providing assistance to another who committed the crime of murder. They join Lucas Benjamin, 19, who was already in custody for conspiracy to commit murder. He is being held on $10 million bond.

Court records say there was a history of bad blood between Burris and Evans. Evans told Berry and others he allegedly shot Burris as a mistake, according to the probable cause affidavit against Berry.

(WASHINGTON) – Three people have been arrested after an alleged drug deal went bad leaving a Washington teen dead.

17-year-old Devan Burris of Washington died at Daviess Community Hospital after he was found dumped outside their emergency department Friday.

Burris was shot during an incident on Oak Grove Road near Ebernezer Church. Sources say the teen was shot in the throat during an apparent dispute.

(DAVIESS CO.) – A Daviess County Superior Court Judge sentenced the last defendant in the Devan Burris murder case to 30-years in prison Friday.

29-year-old Donal Krutchten pleaded guilty to two counts of aiding, inducing, or causing criminal confinement.

17-year-old Devan Burris of Washington died at Daviess Community Hospital in December of 2013 after he was found dumped outside the hospital’s emergency department.

According to a probable cause affidavits, Kruchten and Craig Streete were with Burris on the night he was shot.

Burris had set up a drug deal at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Oak Grove Road in Washington intending to rob those providing him with meth.

The document further states that Burris had taken a BB gun with him to the drug deal.
Logan Evans and Lucas Benjamin, both of Washington, met Burris, Krutchen and Streete at the church. Evans and Benjamin planned to sell Burris $100 worth of meth.

During the drug deal, Benjamin alleges Burris and another man grabbed him by the hood of his jacket and tried to pull him out the car. Benjamin says the man had a gun pointed at his face and began hitting him.
Benjamin told police that as he was being pulled from the car, he heard a gunshot and then everyone began screaming. The probable cause affidavit stated that Streete stayed in his own car, while Kruchten went to the vehicle and Streete said he saw Kruchten wailing on Benjamin until he heard a gunshot.

Benjamin and Lucas then fled the scene. Kruchten helped load Burris into Streete’s car and they took him to the Daviess Community Hospital where they left Burris in the emergency room parking lot. Kruchten went inside to tell medical personnel that someone was in the parking lot bleeding. The two then fled the scene. Burris died at the hospital.

Evans was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the murder of Burris. He pled guilty to the crime in February 2013, but maintains he did not mean to shoot the teen.

Benjamin was sentenced to 30 years in prison in connection with the death. He pleaded guilty to charges of assisting a criminal and attempted dealing in meth as part of a negotiated plea agreement.

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http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Devan-K.-Burris-97341582

Killed – Thomas Ferrell (Hammond, IN)

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HAMMOND, Ind. (STMW) — A 38-year-old Highland man was shot to death Friday night near the Game Time Bar, 2949 165th St., in Hammond’s Hessville section, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

Thomas Ferrell, of the 2500 block of River Drive in Highland, Ind., was pronounced dead at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago at 9:29 a.m., according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

The Hammond police department responded to a call at 1:56 a.m., according to Lt. Rich Hoyda.
Ferrell was leaving the Game Time Bar and started to warm up the car early Saturday while his girlfriend used the restroom.

By the time the girlfriend came out, Ferrell had been shot in the abdomen, according to Hoyda.
An employee at the bar confirmed a shooting took place Friday night.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/07/man-dies-after-being-shot-at-hammond-sports-bar/

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/hammond/highland-man-shot-to-death-outside-of-hammond-bar/article_f839484d-f536-5b5a-b377-a0fcee16a300.html

http://wgntv.com/2013/12/08/man-shot-and-killed-outside-hammond-bar/

Killed – James Vester (Indianapolis, IN)

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An Iraq war veteran was gunned down in Indianapolis — reportedly over an iPad.

Sgt. 1st Class James Vester responded to a Craigslist ad on Wednesday and headed for the city’s west side, where he was robbed and murdered by two teenage brothers, according to police and media reports.

The married father of a 1-year-old boy wanted to buy the iPad as a Christmas gift for his parents, WISHTV reported.

Authorities quickly focused on brothers Tryon, 19, and 18-year-old Tyshaune Kincade in the heartless killing.

An Indiana teen received a 50-year prison sentence on Wednesday in the killing of an Iraq war veteran who was responding to a Craigslist ad for an iPad.

Tyshaune Kincade, 19, pleaded guilty last month in Indianapolis for the cold-blooded slaying of 32-year-old James Vester.

“You murdered a man who fought for your freedom in Iraq,” dad Walter Vester said during the sentencing hearing on Wednesday, WTHR reported.

EXCLUSIVE: Heartbroken wife of soldier lured to death by fake iPad ad reveals she warned him about deal an hour before he was shot dead and told him to take a gun
Jim Vester went to a rough neighborhood to buy an iPad he had seen advertised on Craigslist by two strangers
His wife Jamie only felt better about him going when he told her that he borrowed a gun from a friend and had it with him as he headed to the deal
His last words to Jamie were by phone when he was about to get out of the car to meet the sellers: ‘I’m here, I’ve got to go, I love you’
He was shot dead by two brothers who posted the ad online
Vester, an Army veteran who served one tour in Iraq, earned an Army Achievement medal and Meritorious Service medal before his death but had not physically been given the awards by the time he died
Jamie has now been presented the awards in her husband’s honor

The incident happened at the Wyckford Commons Apartments near Girls School Road and West 10th Street around 4 p.m., officials with the Wayne Township Fire Department said.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/iraq-vet-indianapolis-lured-death-craiglist-ad-ipad-reports-article-1.1541427#

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ind-teen-50-years-craigslist-killing-iraq-vet-article-1.2213801

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2522235/Heartbroken-wife-jim-vester-killed-fake-iPad-ad-Craigslist-reveals-warned-meet-risky.html

http://www.elkharttruth.com/news/indiana/2015/05/06/Indianapolis-man-19-gets-50-years-in-Craigslist-killing.html

http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/09/us/indiana-iraq-vet-ipad-slaying/

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/impd-investigating-possible-fatal-shooting-on-citys-west-side

http://www.wthr.com/story/24148752/2013/12/05/murder-victim-was-answering-craigslist-ad

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?pid=168379465

http://hosting-5009.tributes.com/obituary/show/Jim-Vester-97218230

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Indianapolis, IN)

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Two people were shot, one fatally, during a Tuesday night incident on the city’s Northwestside.

The shooting occurred around 10:20 p.m. in the 5400 block of Falcon Creek Way, near West 46th Street and Moller Road. The person shot was pronounced dead shortly after officers arrived on the scene, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

The deceased victim is Tyana R. Ferrell, 19, Noblesville, according to an IMPD report. Also sustaining a gunshot wound was Shaquille D. Searcy, 19, Indianapolis.

The man was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound in his leg, said IMPD Lt. Chris Bailey.

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/03/person-shot-killed-on-indianapolis-northwestside/3865241/

http://fox59.com/2013/12/04/two-suspects-caught-one-at-large-after-fatal-northwest-side-shooting/

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/03/impd-chase-ends-in-crash-search-for-suspect-after-northwestside-fatal-shooting/3865241/

http://www.stuartmortuary.com/obits/obituary.php?id=408924

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?n=tyana-r-ferrell&pid=168487260&

Double Shooting – Killed – Tyana R. Ferrell (Indianapolis, IN)

Tyana R. Ferrell

Two people were shot, one fatally, during a Tuesday night incident on the city’s Northwestside.

The shooting occurred around 10:20 p.m. in the 5400 block of Falcon Creek Way, near West 46th Street and Moller Road. The person shot was pronounced dead shortly after officers arrived on the scene, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

The deceased victim is Tyana R. Ferrell, 19, Noblesville, according to an IMPD report. Also sustaining a gunshot wound was Shaquille D. Searcy, 19, Indianapolis.

The man was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound in his leg, said IMPD Lt. Chris Bailey.

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/03/person-shot-killed-on-indianapolis-northwestside/3865241/

http://fox59.com/2013/12/04/two-suspects-caught-one-at-large-after-fatal-northwest-side-shooting/

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/03/impd-chase-ends-in-crash-search-for-suspect-after-northwestside-fatal-shooting/3865241/

http://www.stuartmortuary.com/obits/obituary.php?id=408924

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?n=tyana-r-ferrell&pid=168487260&

Killed – Daniel W. Arnett (Fort Wayne, IN)

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) — The Allen County Coroner has released the name of the white male who was shot to death in a home on Oliver Tuesday afternoon.

Daniel Arnett, 34 was pronounced dead at the hospital within the hour of the shooting. The coroner has determined that this is the 44th homicide for Fort Wayne and Allen County for 2013. This ties the record set in 1997.

According to Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York, this was a drug deal gone bad.

Police and emergency personnel responded to the scene of a shooting in the 3800 block of Oliver St around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

When officers arrived, they located an Arnett in the residence suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital by paramedics in critical condition. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Initial reports indicate that Arnett was shot multiple times inside a home on Oliver St. The victim was shot in the chest, neck, arm and shoulder.

http://www.21alive.com/news/local/Police-On-Scene-Of-Shooting-On-Oliver–234285751.html

http://www.fortwayne.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20131205/NEWS/320109217

http://wane.com/2013/12/03/one-dead-in-shooting-on-oliver-street/

http://wane.com/2014/01/21/2013-deadliest-year-record/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/fortwayne/obituary.aspx?pid=168342696

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/fortwayne/obituary.aspx?n=daniel-w-arnett&pid=168361686&fhid=6180

http://hosting-24047.tributes.com/show/Daniel-W.-Arnett-97216230

Killed – Fernando Garza (Lawrence, IN)

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A Lawrence man has died after getting shot on his way to work earlier this week. Now Lawrence Police are searching for the gunman who opened fire.

Police were initially called to the Harrison Pointe Apartments near 46th and Post Road in Lawrence at around 7:00 am. It’s believed a man tried to rob someone at that apartment complex. When he failed, police think he then went to the Jamestown Apartments. That’s when he encountered the victim, 26-year-old Fernando Garza. Police say the suspect shot Garza in the head as he was coming outside on his way to work.

Garza died of his injuries on Thursday, police say.

http://www.wthr.com/story/24120742/2013/12/03/lawrence-shooting-victim-dies

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/lawrence-police-search-for-2-men-after-shooting

Killed – Antwan Germany (Indianapolis, IN)

Antwan Germany

A 36-year-old Indianapolis man was found shot to death Monday night inside a Cadillac that crashed on the Near Northside.

Antwan Germany was shot around 10:27 p.m. in the 3500 block of North Keystone Avenue, according to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report and news release.

Someone fired shots into the white 1996 Cadillac while Germany was driving, police said. After Germany was shot, the car hit a fence, a Twin Hills Apartments sign and an Indianapolis Power & Light power box before coming to a stop.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/03/man-found-shot-to-death-in-cadillac-on-near-northside/3843399/

http://fox59.com/2013/12/03/impd-investigates-two-fatal-shootings/

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/impd-victim-very-serious-after-ne-side-shooting

http://archive.indystar.com/article/20131203/NEWS02/312030009/Man-found-shot-death-Cadillac-Near-Northside

http://www.williamsandbluitt.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1178785

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Antwan-Germany-97306528

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?n=antwan-l-germany&pid=168525650

Killed – Margarito Martinez-Tapia (Indianapolis, IN)

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Homicide detectives are investigating an east Indianapolis shooting that left a 36-year-old man dead.

The shooting was reported around 7:45 p.m. Monday in the 6200 block of Commodore Drive.

Police at the scene say the victim of the shooting has died and the shooting is being investigated as a possible robbery.

Officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said the victim, identified as Margarito Martinez-Tapia, 36, was found dead at the scene.

http://www.wthr.com/story/24117148/2013/12/02/person-shot-at-east-indianapolis-residence

http://fox59.com/2013/12/02/one-dead-in-suspected-robbery-on-east-side/

http://archive.indystar.com/article/20131202/NEWS/312020058/Person-shot-Indianapolis-Eastside

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/impd-person-found-fatally-shot-on-citys-east-side

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2013/12/02/person-shot-on-indianapolis-eastside/3821165/

http://www.wthr.com/story/24117671/metro-police-investigate-two-more-indianapolis-shootings

http://www.wthr.com/story/27532133/2014/12/02/one-critically-wounded-in-east-indianapolis-double-shooting

Killed – Andre J. Woods (Gary, IN)

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King said a third homicide victim, a 28-year-old man, was found shot to death in the 3200 block of Georgia Street about 7 a.m. He was identified by the Lake County coroner as Andre J. Woods, of the 4100 block of East 11th Place in Gary. He was pronounced dead at 7:39 a.m.

At 6:50 a.m., Andre J. Woods, 28, of Gary, was found dead on the road in the 2100 block of Georgia Street with a gunshot wound to the head, according to a news release from the Lake County coroner’s office. He was pronounced dead at 7:39 a.m.

Police said they believe Woods was also involved in the home invasion.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-02/news/chi-reports-several-shot-in-gary-overnight-20131202_1_coroner-wounded-man-gabrielle-king

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/06/gary-man-charged-in-double-shooting/

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/03/the-gun-report-december-3-2013/

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/three-dead-five-wounded-in-separate-gary-shootings/article_d34b4b44-0781-52bf-92e9-e530d1afe91e.html

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/cops-pursue-promising-leads-in-gary-homicides/article_7f825b7d-39bc-53af-9af9-34cf719847c2.html

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/two-dead-four-wounded-in-separate-gary-shootings/article_d34b4b44-0781-52bf-92e9-e530d1afe91e.html

Double Shooting – Killed – Damian Reedus (Gary, IN)

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GARY | After seeing her boyfriend shot to death early Monday in Gary, a wounded 30-year-old woman was thrown to the ground and had a gun pointed at her, police said.

But the gun didn’t go off and the woman was able to run away to get help.

A suspect, Anthony T. Williams, 28, was charged Wednesday with murder, criminal recklessness, attempted murder, carjacking, aggravated battery and battery by means of a deadly weapon, according to an affidavit.

Damian Reedus, 34, of Gary, died Monday from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Lake County coroner’s office. His death was one of three homicides Gary police investigated Monday. The violent day brought Gary’s homicide total for this year to 52. Gary had 43 homicides in 2012.

Aja Jester, of Gary, told police Reedus had borrowed her car to watch a game with Williams and returned the car to her house at 3 a.m. Monday, according to the affidavit. Jester offered to give both a ride home.

Police spent the morning searching for the van and issued a description and license plate number hoping the public could help in locating it. King said the van with a dead man inside of it was found at 9:40 a.m. at East 19th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street.

Damian Reedus, 34, of the 6000 block of Hemlock Street, was pronounced dead at that site at 11:45 a.m., an investigator with the Lake County coroner’s office said.

Around 3:30 a.m. at 21st Avenue and Virginia Street, a man was fatally shot and his girlfriend wounded while riding in a 1991 Chrysler minivan with the gunman, according to King.

Anthony T. Williams pleaded guilty Friday to murder and attempted murder in exchange for a 55-year prison sentence.

Williams, 29, admitted he shot Damian Reedus, 34, in the head and neck, then shot Aja Jester, 33, in the neck. Jester managed to run away and get help. Williams was on probation at the time after serving a 20-year prison sentence for conspiracy to commit murder.

The crimes occurred Dec. 2, 2013, less than three months after Williams’ release from the Indiana State Prison on the conspiracy charge, where he was to serve five years on probation.

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/police-woman-escaped-shooter-after-boyfriend-killed/article_17216821-eaef-515f-a6a5-3abd80180633.html

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/two-dead-four-wounded-in-separate-gary-shootings/article_d34b4b44-0781-52bf-92e9-e530d1afe91e.html

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/murder-suspect-accused-of-threatening-witness-months-before-trial/article_db0e3b60-33a3-5f8a-acb7-8a5e4df05482.html

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-02/news/chi-reports-several-shot-in-gary-overnight-20131202_1_coroner-wounded-man-gabrielle-king

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/06/gary-man-charged-in-double-shooting/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-plea-in-murder-st-0228-20150227-story.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-contempt-lake-st-0221-20150220-story.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/post-tribune/obituary.aspx?n=damian-marquel-reedus&pid=168470598

Double Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Gary, IN)

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GARY | After seeing her boyfriend shot to death early Monday in Gary, a wounded 30-year-old woman was thrown to the ground and had a gun pointed at her, police said.

But the gun didn’t go off and the woman was able to run away to get help.

A suspect, Anthony T. Williams, 28, was charged Wednesday with murder, criminal recklessness, attempted murder, carjacking, aggravated battery and battery by means of a deadly weapon, according to an affidavit.

Damian Reedus, 34, of Gary, died Monday from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Lake County coroner’s office. His death was one of three homicides Gary police investigated Monday. The violent day brought Gary’s homicide total for this year to 52. Gary had 43 homicides in 2012.

Aja Jester, of Gary, told police Reedus had borrowed her car to watch a game with Williams and returned the car to her house at 3 a.m. Monday, according to the affidavit. Jester offered to give both a ride home.

Police spent the morning searching for the van and issued a description and license plate number hoping the public could help in locating it. King said the van with a dead man inside of it was found at 9:40 a.m. at East 19th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street.

Damian Reedus, 34, of the 6000 block of Hemlock Street, was pronounced dead at that site at 11:45 a.m., an investigator with the Lake County coroner’s office said.

Around 3:30 a.m. at 21st Avenue and Virginia Street, a man was fatally shot and his girlfriend wounded while riding in a 1991 Chrysler minivan with the gunman, according to King.

Anthony T. Williams pleaded guilty Friday to murder and attempted murder in exchange for a 55-year prison sentence.

Williams, 29, admitted he shot Damian Reedus, 34, in the head and neck, then shot Aja Jester, 33, in the neck. Jester managed to run away and get help. Williams was on probation at the time after serving a 20-year prison sentence for conspiracy to commit murder.

The crimes occurred Dec. 2, 2013, less than three months after Williams’ release from the Indiana State Prison on the conspiracy charge, where he was to serve five years on probation.

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/police-woman-escaped-shooter-after-boyfriend-killed/article_17216821-eaef-515f-a6a5-3abd80180633.html

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/two-dead-four-wounded-in-separate-gary-shootings/article_d34b4b44-0781-52bf-92e9-e530d1afe91e.html

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/murder-suspect-accused-of-threatening-witness-months-before-trial/article_db0e3b60-33a3-5f8a-acb7-8a5e4df05482.html

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-02/news/chi-reports-several-shot-in-gary-overnight-20131202_1_coroner-wounded-man-gabrielle-king

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/06/gary-man-charged-in-double-shooting/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-plea-in-murder-st-0228-20150227-story.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-contempt-lake-st-0221-20150220-story.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/post-tribune/obituary.aspx?n=damian-marquel-reedus&pid=168470598

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Gary, IN)

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Three masked gunmen tried to kick in the door of a home in Gary, Ind., overnight, sparking a shooting that left one dead and three others wounded, authorities said.

The intruders approached the small house in the 6200 block of West 29th Avenue shortly before midnight, according to Gary Police Cpl. Gabrielle King. When they couldn’t force their way, they went to another door and “encountered a resident of the home.”

“At that point they led the resident back into the house at gunpoint, and while they were inside a struggle ensued and shots were fired,” King said.

A neighbor related to one of the people in the home heard the shots and went over as the fight continued, King said.

Officers responding to shots fired found one person in the home dead and two people wounded. They also tracked down a wounded man in a car nearby, police said. Two other people in the car fled, police said.

The dead man was identified as Rolando Correa, 22, of Gary. He was pronounced dead at 1:57 a.m., according to the Lake County, Ind. coroner’s office.

Police believe the shootings started as a robbery and said the wounded man in the car is a suspect. “There is a person of interest who is in custody,” King said.

A man was shot and killed and three other people were wounded during a home invasion overnight in the 6200 block of West 29th Avenue in Gary.

One is a suspect who is under police guard at a hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound.

Two others shot during the home invasion are brothers who live in the house.

And the fourth person is the man who died — Rolando Correa, 22, a father of two young girls. One of his daughters was born just two days before Thanksgiving. The other child, age 2, was with Correa last night at a friend’s house.

(CNN) — For three months, Mark Cherry lay in a Chicago-area hospital room, close to death.

He suffered a gunshot wound during a home invasion in Gary, Indiana — a crime he is accused of committing, and in which he allegedly shot and killed a 22-year old man.

In late February, fully recovered, Cherry discharged himself and walked out of the hospital.

Now, the victim’s family is questioning how an accused killer could just leave, with no one stopping him. Law enforcement and the hospital are blaming each other for the mix-up. And Cherry is still on the run.

Several people were shot Monday in Gary, Ind., in the 2800-block of Stevenson, one of them fatally.

Just before midnight on December 1, Cherry and two other men allegedly forced their way into a home where Rolando Correa was staying.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-02/news/chi-reports-several-shot-in-gary-overnight-20131202_1_coroner-wounded-man-gabrielle-king

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/two-dead-four-wounded-in-separate-gary-shootings/article_d34b4b44-0781-52bf-92e9-e530d1afe91e.html

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9345732/

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Several-People-Shot-1-Fatally-in-Gary-234054161.html

http://wgntv.com/2013/12/02/1-dead-in-gary-shooting/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/02/six-shot-outside-home-in-gary-indiana/

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/07/justice/indiana-home-invader-hospital-discharge/

http://wgno.com/2014/05/07/accused-killer-walks-out-of-hospital-disappears/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nwitimes/obituary.aspx?pid=168324722

http://www.ridgelawnfuneralhome.com/obits/obituary.php?id=407924

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Gary, IN)

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Three masked gunmen tried to kick in the door of a home in Gary, Ind., overnight, sparking a shooting that left one dead and three others wounded, authorities said.

The intruders approached the small house in the 6200 block of West 29th Avenue shortly before midnight, according to Gary Police Cpl. Gabrielle King. When they couldn’t force their way, they went to another door and “encountered a resident of the home.”

“At that point they led the resident back into the house at gunpoint, and while they were inside a struggle ensued and shots were fired,” King said.

A neighbor related to one of the people in the home heard the shots and went over as the fight continued, King said.

Officers responding to shots fired found one person in the home dead and two people wounded. They also tracked down a wounded man in a car nearby, police said. Two other people in the car fled, police said.

The dead man was identified as Rolando Correa, 22, of Gary. He was pronounced dead at 1:57 a.m., according to the Lake County, Ind. coroner’s office.

Police believe the shootings started as a robbery and said the wounded man in the car is a suspect. “There is a person of interest who is in custody,” King said.

A man was shot and killed and three other people were wounded during a home invasion overnight in the 6200 block of West 29th Avenue in Gary.

One is a suspect who is under police guard at a hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound.

Two others shot during the home invasion are brothers who live in the house.

And the fourth person is the man who died — Rolando Correa, 22, a father of two young girls. One of his daughters was born just two days before Thanksgiving. The other child, age 2, was with Correa last night at a friend’s house.

(CNN) — For three months, Mark Cherry lay in a Chicago-area hospital room, close to death.

He suffered a gunshot wound during a home invasion in Gary, Indiana — a crime he is accused of committing, and in which he allegedly shot and killed a 22-year old man.

In late February, fully recovered, Cherry discharged himself and walked out of the hospital.

Now, the victim’s family is questioning how an accused killer could just leave, with no one stopping him. Law enforcement and the hospital are blaming each other for the mix-up. And Cherry is still on the run.

Several people were shot Monday in Gary, Ind., in the 2800-block of Stevenson, one of them fatally.

Just before midnight on December 1, Cherry and two other men allegedly forced their way into a home where Rolando Correa was staying.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-02/news/chi-reports-several-shot-in-gary-overnight-20131202_1_coroner-wounded-man-gabrielle-king

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/two-dead-four-wounded-in-separate-gary-shootings/article_d34b4b44-0781-52bf-92e9-e530d1afe91e.html

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9345732/

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Several-People-Shot-1-Fatally-in-Gary-234054161.html

http://wgntv.com/2013/12/02/1-dead-in-gary-shooting/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/02/six-shot-outside-home-in-gary-indiana/

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/07/justice/indiana-home-invader-hospital-discharge/

http://wgno.com/2014/05/07/accused-killer-walks-out-of-hospital-disappears/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nwitimes/obituary.aspx?pid=168324722

http://www.ridgelawnfuneralhome.com/obits/obituary.php?id=407924

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Gary, IN)

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Three masked gunmen tried to kick in the door of a home in Gary, Ind., overnight, sparking a shooting that left one dead and three others wounded, authorities said.

The intruders approached the small house in the 6200 block of West 29th Avenue shortly before midnight, according to Gary Police Cpl. Gabrielle King. When they couldn’t force their way, they went to another door and “encountered a resident of the home.”

“At that point they led the resident back into the house at gunpoint, and while they were inside a struggle ensued and shots were fired,” King said.

A neighbor related to one of the people in the home heard the shots and went over as the fight continued, King said.

Officers responding to shots fired found one person in the home dead and two people wounded. They also tracked down a wounded man in a car nearby, police said. Two other people in the car fled, police said.

The dead man was identified as Rolando Correa, 22, of Gary. He was pronounced dead at 1:57 a.m., according to the Lake County, Ind. coroner’s office.

Police believe the shootings started as a robbery and said the wounded man in the car is a suspect. “There is a person of interest who is in custody,” King said.

A man was shot and killed and three other people were wounded during a home invasion overnight in the 6200 block of West 29th Avenue in Gary.

One is a suspect who is under police guard at a hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound.

Two others shot during the home invasion are brothers who live in the house.

And the fourth person is the man who died — Rolando Correa, 22, a father of two young girls. One of his daughters was born just two days before Thanksgiving. The other child, age 2, was with Correa last night at a friend’s house.

(CNN) — For three months, Mark Cherry lay in a Chicago-area hospital room, close to death.

He suffered a gunshot wound during a home invasion in Gary, Indiana — a crime he is accused of committing, and in which he allegedly shot and killed a 22-year old man.

In late February, fully recovered, Cherry discharged himself and walked out of the hospital.

Now, the victim’s family is questioning how an accused killer could just leave, with no one stopping him. Law enforcement and the hospital are blaming each other for the mix-up. And Cherry is still on the run.

Several people were shot Monday in Gary, Ind., in the 2800-block of Stevenson, one of them fatally.

Just before midnight on December 1, Cherry and two other men allegedly forced their way into a home where Rolando Correa was staying.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-02/news/chi-reports-several-shot-in-gary-overnight-20131202_1_coroner-wounded-man-gabrielle-king

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/two-dead-four-wounded-in-separate-gary-shootings/article_d34b4b44-0781-52bf-92e9-e530d1afe91e.html

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9345732/

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Several-People-Shot-1-Fatally-in-Gary-234054161.html

http://wgntv.com/2013/12/02/1-dead-in-gary-shooting/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/02/six-shot-outside-home-in-gary-indiana/

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/07/justice/indiana-home-invader-hospital-discharge/

http://wgno.com/2014/05/07/accused-killer-walks-out-of-hospital-disappears/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nwitimes/obituary.aspx?pid=168324722

http://www.ridgelawnfuneralhome.com/obits/obituary.php?id=407924

Mass Shooting – Killed – Rolando Correa (Gary, IN)

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Three masked gunmen tried to kick in the door of a home in Gary, Ind., overnight, sparking a shooting that left one dead and three others wounded, authorities said.

The intruders approached the small house in the 6200 block of West 29th Avenue shortly before midnight, according to Gary Police Cpl. Gabrielle King. When they couldn’t force their way, they went to another door and “encountered a resident of the home.”

“At that point they led the resident back into the house at gunpoint, and while they were inside a struggle ensued and shots were fired,” King said.

A neighbor related to one of the people in the home heard the shots and went over as the fight continued, King said.

Officers responding to shots fired found one person in the home dead and two people wounded. They also tracked down a wounded man in a car nearby, police said. Two other people in the car fled, police said.

The dead man was identified as Rolando Correa, 22, of Gary. He was pronounced dead at 1:57 a.m., according to the Lake County, Ind. coroner’s office.

Police believe the shootings started as a robbery and said the wounded man in the car is a suspect. “There is a person of interest who is in custody,” King said.

A man was shot and killed and three other people were wounded during a home invasion overnight in the 6200 block of West 29th Avenue in Gary.

One is a suspect who is under police guard at a hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound.

Two others shot during the home invasion are brothers who live in the house.

And the fourth person is the man who died — Rolando Correa, 22, a father of two young girls. One of his daughters was born just two days before Thanksgiving. The other child, age 2, was with Correa last night at a friend’s house.

(CNN) — For three months, Mark Cherry lay in a Chicago-area hospital room, close to death.

He suffered a gunshot wound during a home invasion in Gary, Indiana — a crime he is accused of committing, and in which he allegedly shot and killed a 22-year old man.

In late February, fully recovered, Cherry discharged himself and walked out of the hospital.

Now, the victim’s family is questioning how an accused killer could just leave, with no one stopping him. Law enforcement and the hospital are blaming each other for the mix-up. And Cherry is still on the run.

Several people were shot Monday in Gary, Ind., in the 2800-block of Stevenson, one of them fatally.

Just before midnight on December 1, Cherry and two other men allegedly forced their way into a home where Rolando Correa was staying.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-02/news/chi-reports-several-shot-in-gary-overnight-20131202_1_coroner-wounded-man-gabrielle-king

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/two-dead-four-wounded-in-separate-gary-shootings/article_d34b4b44-0781-52bf-92e9-e530d1afe91e.html

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9345732/

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Several-People-Shot-1-Fatally-in-Gary-234054161.html

http://wgntv.com/2013/12/02/1-dead-in-gary-shooting/

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/02/six-shot-outside-home-in-gary-indiana/

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/07/justice/indiana-home-invader-hospital-discharge/

http://wgno.com/2014/05/07/accused-killer-walks-out-of-hospital-disappears/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nwitimes/obituary.aspx?pid=168324722

http://www.ridgelawnfuneralhome.com/obits/obituary.php?id=407924

Killed – Frank Gray (Indianapolis, IN)

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INDIANAPOLIS –
Metro homicide detectives are conducting a death investigation after a man was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound on the near northeast side Sunday night.

The victim was identified as 47-year-old Frank Gray.

Police and medics responded to the 1700 block of Bellefontaine shortly before 9:00 p.m. Sunday after the man was found. Medics said he was shot.

Gray was found face-down in an alley behind houses

http://www.wthr.com/story/24107668/2013/12/01/impd-investigating-fatal-shooting-on-near-northeast-side

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/fatal-shooting-near-17th-bellefontaine

http://fox59.com/2013/12/02/person-found-shot-in-northside-alley/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?n=frank-e-gray&pid=168379471

http://www.williamsandbluitt.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1176050

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Frank-E.-Gray-97306531

Killed – Justin Massey (Indianapolis, IN)

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INDIANAPOLIS – One person was in serious condition Sunday afternoon after a shooting on the east side and Monday, police said he died in surgery after being shot.

Police said at roughly 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Justin Massey of Indianapolis was shot in the chest during a carjacking on the 500 block of N. LaSalle Sreet. Police said Massey was transported to Wishard Hospital in serious condition, and he died after undergoing surgery.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 13, 2013)– The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) have arrested two men related to a murder that happened on Dec. 1.

Juan Robinson, 27, and Steven Anthony, 27, are now facing charges related to this homicide investigation.

Robinson is charged with the murder of Justin Massey, 31.

http://fox59.com/2013/12/13/two-men-arrested-in-dec-1-murder-car-robbery/#axzz2nUbtZvT5

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/one-shot-after-east-side-carjacking

http://fox59.com/2013/12/02/man-shot-twice-during-carjacking/

http://www.wthr.com/story/24234214/2013/12/16/mother-learns-of-sons-shooting-death-on-facebook

http://www.indianapolisrecorder.com/news/print_highlights/article_95c24f76-5dc7-11e3-9c0a-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/02/man-dies-after-being-shot-during-carjacking/3797563/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?n=justin-massey&pid=168390544&

Killed – Johnny Erick Wiggins (Fort Wayne, IN)

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FORT WAYNE – The county’s 43rd homicide victim of 2013 has been identified.

The name of Johnny Erick Wiggins, 31, of Fort Wayne, was released Tuesday by the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

Wiggins, formerly of Beloit, Wis., was found shot behind the 3100 block of Central Drive, about two blocks east of South Anthony Boulevard, just after 3 p.m. Sunday. He died at the scene, according to the coroner.

http://www.fortwayne.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20131203/NEWS/320109366

http://www.fortwayne.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/FW/20131204/NEWS/320109313/1005

http://wane.com/2013/12/01/man-found-shot-to-death-in-alley-idd/

http://www.fortwayne.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140112/NEWS/320149033

http://wane.com/2014/01/21/2013-deadliest-year-record/

http://www.21alive.com/news/local/Man-Found-Dead-In-Alley-On-Southeast-Side-234017761.html

http://www.hansengravitt.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1176055

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Johnny-Erick-Wiggins-97369301

Double Shooting – Killed – Rolando Munoz Cuevas III (East Chicago, IN)

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EAST CHICAGO | A 23-year-old man was killed and his pregnant girlfriend wounded in an early morning shooting when someone leaned in through a window and shot them in their sleep, police said.

The crimes may be related to the deceased trying to sever previous gang ties, East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker said.

Rolando Munoz Cuevas III, of the 3500 block of Grand Blvd. in East Chicago, was pronounced dead at 8:10 a.m. at his home, according to a Lake County coroner’s office report.

The cause of death was listed as multiple gunshot wounds suffered in a homicide.

Cuevas’ 20-year-old girlfriend, who is eight months pregnant, was hospitalized Saturday morning with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries, police said.

“At last report, she and the baby were doing fine,” Becker said.

Police were called to the home at 6:37 a.m. for a report of a shooting and found Cuevas dead and his girlfriend wounded. Eight or nine people, including four or five young children and an older male, were home at the time of the shooting and were not injured, Becker said.

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/east-chicago/e-c-man-killed-girlfriend-wounded-in-shooting/article_ff110e22-3c13-5469-887f-8d68270fb565.html

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/01/east-chicago-man-shot-to-death-in-bed-girlfriend-wounded/

http://wgntv.com/2013/12/01/man-fatally-shot-pregnant-girlfriend-wounded-in-east-chicago/

http://www.fifefuneralhome.com/obits/obituary.php?id=407304

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nwitimes/obituary.aspx?pid=168324724

Double Shooting – Wounded – Pregnant Woman (East Chicago, IN)

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EAST CHICAGO | A 23-year-old man was killed and his pregnant girlfriend wounded in an early morning shooting when someone leaned in through a window and shot them in their sleep, police said.

The crimes may be related to the deceased trying to sever previous gang ties, East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker said.

Rolando Munoz Cuevas III, of the 3500 block of Grand Blvd. in East Chicago, was pronounced dead at 8:10 a.m. at his home, according to a Lake County coroner’s office report.

The cause of death was listed as multiple gunshot wounds suffered in a homicide.

Cuevas’ 20-year-old girlfriend, who is eight months pregnant, was hospitalized Saturday morning with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries, police said.

“At last report, she and the baby were doing fine,” Becker said.

Police were called to the home at 6:37 a.m. for a report of a shooting and found Cuevas dead and his girlfriend wounded. Eight or nine people, including four or five young children and an older male, were home at the time of the shooting and were not injured, Becker said.

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/east-chicago/e-c-man-killed-girlfriend-wounded-in-shooting/article_ff110e22-3c13-5469-887f-8d68270fb565.html

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/01/east-chicago-man-shot-to-death-in-bed-girlfriend-wounded/

http://wgntv.com/2013/12/01/man-fatally-shot-pregnant-girlfriend-wounded-in-east-chicago/

http://www.fifefuneralhome.com/obits/obituary.php?id=407304

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nwitimes/obituary.aspx?pid=168324724

Killed – Eugene Jackson (Gary, IN)

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CROWN POINT | A Lake County jury acquitted a Gary man Wednesday in the November slaying of another city man in the 4400 block of Virginia Street.

Robert L. Crawford, 27, was found not guilty in the slaying of Eugene Jackson Jr. after less than an hour of deliberation by the Lake Criminal Court jury.

Jackson, 33, was shot 12 times before dying outside of his home Nov. 29, police said.

Police found Jackson lying in a driveway unresponsive. Jackson was declared dead at the scene about 4:45 p.m., authorities said.

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/gary-man-acquitted-of-murder-charge/article_b1d1b03e-7df6-5895-baac-36e4cc603278.html

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/man-charged-with-murder-in-gary-slaying/article_2f16ce13-401f-5b08-914e-358c506a6773.html

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/shooting-witness-testifies-at-gary-murder-trial/article_9e612271-0479-51dc-9723-ec6351883a89.html

http://www.startribune.com/st-paul-police-arrest-mpls-man-wanted-in-indiana-murder-case/246073931/

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_25171189/st-paul-police-nab-indiana-man-wanted-murder

http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2340887&fh_id=10472

Killed – Troy D. Harden (Brown County, IN)

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Brown County Prosecutor Jim Oliver announced Friday that he has reviewed the Indiana State Police investigation into a police action shooting on Thanksgiving evening. He said that officers acted reasonably and in self-defense when they shot Troy Harden, and that no criminal charges will be brought against the officers involved.

“Mr. Harden chose his life to end this way,” said Oliver. “Mr. Harden had told friends he wasn’t going to prison, and he took deliberate actions that forced officers to react the way they did.”

“The officers showed great restraint. They attempted non-lethal force several times when they were threatened with a gun and responded with lethal force only when Mr. Harden aimed his weapon directly at them.”

“The agencies involved acted appropriately in asking for an independent investigation from the Indiana State Police. ISP detectives conducted a thorough and professional investigation. It is clear that the officers’ actions were justified,” Oliver said.

On Thursday, November 28, the Brown County Sheriff’s Department received a tip that Troy Harden, 44 of Nashville was at a residence on Annandale Dr., and there was a warrant for his arrest. Officers confirmed two warrants for probation violations from Monroe County, Indiana.

Officers from the Brown County Sheriff’s Department and the Nashville Town Marshal’s Office arrived at the house to serve the warrant. They were permitted into the home by the renter and located Harden there. Officers and the renter told ISP detectives that Harden resisted and told police to “kill him.” Officers saw that Harden was in possession of a black handgun. One officer deployed his taser; however Harden escaped through a window.

Officers pursued Harden through the adjoining woods and attempted to use their taser again. They continued to follow Harden through the woods and onto Annandale Dr.

Officers were then able to make contact with Harden with a taser. Immediately after Harden fell to the ground, he pointed his gun directly at a Deputy and a Nashville Officer. Both officers fired their weapons at Harden, striking him twice. Officers immediately rendered first aid to Harden who was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The ISP Crime Scene Investigators located Harden’s handgun at the scene. The next day, investigators located components of a methamphetamine lab in Harden’s truck, which was found at the residence on Annandale Dr.

Witnesses told ISP detectives that Harden knew there was a warrant for his arrest and he was afraid of going to prison.

Indiana Code 35-41-3-2 provides that a person is justified in using reasonable force, including deadly force, if the person reasonably believes that that force is necessary to prevent serious bodily injury to the person or a third person or the commission of a forcible felony.

Deputies were attempting to serve an arrest warrant for Troy D. Harden, 44, of Nashville, just before 9 p.m. Thursday when the shooting occurred. Harden lived on Annandale Drive, near Nashville.

https://local.nixle.com/alert/5107206/

http://www.idsnews.com/article/2013/11/brown-county-man-dies-in-police-action-shooting

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/suspect-dies-after-shooting-involving-police-officer

http://www.browncountyindiana.com/index.php?id=15024

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Troy-Harden&lc=7164&pid=168249093&mid=5756861

Killed – Robbie Gibson (Indianapolis, IN)

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Christopher Bell, 17, was arrested in Terre Haute late Saturday night, three days after the fatal shooting of Robbie Gibson in Indianapolis.

According to documents filed in Marion County court, Robbie Gibson and his brother Ron Gibson were working construction on a duplex on North Gray Street when two males approached. One of the males pulled a handgun and demanded everything in the Gibson brothers’ pockets. The suspect then stuck the gun in Ron Gibson’s back and threatened to shoot him, according to what he told police.

Police believe the man with the gun was 20-year-old Adrian Anthony. Anthony was already a fugitive at the time of the robbery, wanted for his role in two violent home invasions on the north side of Indianapolis.

After Ron Gibson gave his cell phone to Anthony, he says the second suspect, believed to be Christopher Bell, took off running. Gibson says he ran after the suspect and then heard a pop, and his brother Robbie yelling “I’ve been shot!”

Robbie Gibson was later pronounced dead with a gunshot to the chest.

“He had the gun to my back,” Ron Gibson said. “He kept telling me, ‘You have to the count of five, or I will kill you.’ That is when I gave him my phone. He was like, ‘Five, four, three —’ and that is when that truck came. He stopped counting.”

Ron Gibson said he waved his arms and yelled out at the truck. The gunman stuffed the weapon back in his clothes, and the other would-be assailant took off running west across the street. Ron Gibson jumped off the porch and followed.

“When I got halfway across the street … that is when I heard a gunshot,” he said.

Indianapolis metropolitan police responded to the shooting at 12:51 p.m. Robbie Gibson, 36, was soon pronounced dead at Wishard Memorial Hospital.

Christopher Bell and Adrian Anthony were found guilty in the murder of Robbie Gibson in November of 2013.

http://fox59.com/2013/12/03/stolen-cell-phone-bus-ticket-led-to-murder-arrest/

http://cbs4indy.com/2015/04/22/men-found-guilty-after-2013-murder-robbery/

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2013/11/29/they-were-set-out-to-kill/3786295/

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/02/indy-home-invasions-suspect-charged-in-murder-case/3812549/

http://wishtv.com/2015/04/22/two-men-found-guilty-in-2013-robbery-and-murder/

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/shooting-victims-family-members-hope-for-justice-against-adrian-anthony-other-robbers

http://cbs4indy.com/2015/04/22/men-found-guilty-after-2013-murder-robbery/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?n=robbie-a-gibson&pid=168343725

http://www.tributes.com/show/Robbie-Allen-Gibson-97217111