Arrest made after man found dead, bound in west side alley

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 2, 2014) – Indianapolis Metropolitan police made an arrest Thursday in connection with an April homicide.

Anthony Spearman, 22, was arrested on a preliminary murder charge in the death of 55-year-old Kevin Coughlin. Detectives said the motive was robbery.

On April 23, investigators found an unidentified man dead in an alley off West 34th Street. The victim had been shot to death and bound. It took officers a week to identify him as Coughlin. They released a sketch of the victim days after the killing in hopes of getting tips in the case.

Funeral services for Coughlin were held Friday.

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Kevin Coughlin