Man arrested for battery, murder of 61-year-old in Aug.

Arthur Croom

Arthur Croom

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police have charged an Indianapolis man with the battery and murder of a 61-year-old.

Officers say Arthur Croom, 31, beat Henry Bennett in an east side home on Aug.  16.

When officers arrived to the scene in the 1800 block of Audubon Road, they found Bennet bleeding and rushed him to the hospital in critical condition, where he later died from his injuries.

Police say Croom turned himself into the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, Sept. 7. We’re told he had several outstanding warrants, including possession of cocaine and domestic battery. He’s being held at the Marion County Jail.

Bennett was the city’s 87th homicide victim of 2016.