Dive teams are searching Eagle Creek for the weapon used in the homicide of a south side man during a crime spree across the city Wednesday.
Authorities said crews are using metal detectors in the water to recover the gun used to fatally wound 38-year-old John Yingling.
Police said crews are searching the water and surrounding area because an officer reported seeing a black object being thrown from the suspects’ SUV.
Two juveniles, ages 15 and 17, were arrested in connection with the spree of violent crimes. Police have not released the suspects’ identities, because witnesses still need to positively identify them in a lineup. Police said it appears the suspects did not know their victims.
At approximately 8 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 3300 block of Babette Court, after a woman called to report her husband sounded distressed while on the phone with her before the call was disconnected. When officers arrived to the area, they found Yingling deceased in the cab of his truck.
An hour later, officers responded to a report of a bank robbery at the Chase branch on 86th Street and College Avenue on the city’s north side. Shortly after, police received a report of a man shot while walking his dog in the Eagle Creek area near Dandy Trail.
Witnesses reported seeing a similar blue SUV at all three crimes. Officers were able to locate the vehicle, prompting a police chase that ended in a multi-vehicle crash in Brownsburg.
Police said it’s too early to officially connect all the incidents to the suspects in custody until they interview the two teens and each victim involved.