Man convicted in 2010 Black Expo shootings arrested after police chase
INDIANAPOLIS – The man convicted in the 2010 Indiana Black Expo shootings that left at least nine people wounded in downtown Indianapolis was arrested Wednesday after a police chase on the city’s northwest side.
Shamus Patton, 20, and two other men led officers from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Speedway and the Indiana State Police on a pursuit that covered most of the northwest side.
Police said it began with an attempted traffic stop. When the chase finally ended at 25th Street and Falcon Drive, police discovered two guns and ski masks.
Also arrested were Jamarre Edmond, 22, who had an outstanding warrant for theft and burglary, and Rakeem Lee, 18.
Patton was convicted in 2011 for the IBE shootings, which marked a low point for violence during the annual Summer Celebration.
Several members of a rival gang were wounded.
Patton was sentenced to eight years in prison for aggravated battery. He was scheduled to be released from the Indiana Department of Corrections in mid-July, but was being housed in a community transitions unit after serving only two years, eight months and 30 days.
IMPD District Commander Brian Mahone told Fox 59 News that his district has been plagued by a recent rash of armed robberies and that he has virtually every detective under his command tracking the recent activities of Patton, Lee and Edmond.
Ballistics tests will be conducted on the two guns that were seized to determine if they can be linked to any other recent crimes.