Facebook helps police solve Indianapolis murder

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 20, 2015) -- There are new details in a deadly weekend shooting on the west side of Indianapolis. Detectives used one of the suspect's social media accounts to help connect the dots and make two arrests. According to the probable cause, Facebook is what essentially confirmed investigators' first thoughts about what, they say, happened early Saturday morning.

Police got the call of shots fired on Wyckford Court. They found a man, later identified as John Kinsey Junior, dead from a gunshot wound. About 20 minutes later, Julius Gordon showed up at Eskenazi Health saying he'd also been shot. When suspect Haley McKibben was questioned, the probable cause says investigators showed her a photo line-up with Gordon's photo. McKibben said she didn’t know anyone, but when investigators combed her Facebook page, they saw she was friends with Gordon.

It's an example of modern-day crime fighting.

"Just about everyone has some type of social media account and there's a lot of things that they post on there. Whether they're aware of it or not, a lot of times some of that information is helpful for our investigators," said Officer Rafael Diaz with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

McKibben is charged with robbery, Gordon is charged with murder and robbery.