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Indianapolis Police Arrest Juvenile Suspect in Mass Murder

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Indianapolis Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a mass shooting that left 5 people and one unborn child dead.

What We Know:

  • The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department received a 911 call at around 4 a.m. Sunday morning. When they arrived at the scene, officers discovered a boy suffering from a gunshot wound on the 3300 block of East 36th Street. He was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive.
  • The same could not be said for the victim’s police found on the 3500 block of Adams Street where five people were found dead inside a house. The victims were later identified as Kezzie Childs, 42, Raymond Childs, 42, Kiara Hawkins, 19, Elijah Childs, 18, and Rita Childs, 13. At the time, Kiara Hawkins was pregnant and rushed to a hospital, but doctors were unable to save her or her unborn child.
  • Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett became emotional during a news conference on Sunday, saying, “I want those responsible to know that the full might of local state and federal law enforcement is coming for them as I speak. Coming for them today, coming for them tonight coming for them tomorrow … coming for them as long as it takes.”
  • On Monday, police arrested a juvenile suspect believed to be responsible for the shooting. Officials cannot disclose the full identity of the suspect or release a photo due to his age. They do not believe any other suspects were involved and that the victims were intentional.
  • Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Randall Taylor released a statement calling the incident the city’s “largest mass casualty shooting in over a decade.”
  • He wrote, “Yesterday, we promised swift justice for this heinous act. Today, we delivered on that promise. While removing the alleged perpetrator of yesterday’s mass murder from our neighborhoods does not bring back the lives senselessly lost, hopefully, it will bring us one step closer to healing as a community.”

Law enforcement is currently investigating whether the shooter illegally obtained the guns and who is responsible for supplying them. The Marion County Prosecutors Office is reviewing the case and will determine a final charging decision.

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