Police arrest 15-year-old in connection with deaths of 3 men at north side apartment
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with a triple homicide at a north side apartment over the weekend.
Police were dispatched to Somerset Lake Apartments located in the 7800 block of Somerset Bay on a report of a shooting around 6:15 p.m. on Sunday.
IMPD said they found three unresponsive males when they arrived. Dominique Miller, 25, Jordan Wright, 25, and Justin Crowder, 19, were pronounced dead at the scene.
There were two other people in the apartment, but they were uninjured.
Friends and family of the three victims said they’re stunned such a young man may be responsible for such a horrible crime.
“I just can’t believe a 15-year-old is the reason why three people were taken away from us like that,” said Shevy Price.
Police would not get into specifics, but did say the triple shooting was not random and may have been a drug related robbery.
Whatever the motive, Shevy Price describes Crowder as one of his best friends and can’t comprehend a 15-year-old killing three people.
“I saw it and I’m thinking a 15-year-old really?” said Price. “I just don’t understand how a 15-year-old even gets their hands on a gun in the first place. I just don’t understand that.”
Police say just a couple hours after the fatal shooting, the 15-year-old suspect showed up to Methodist hospital with a gunshot wound. From there it didn’t take detectives long to connect the two cases.
Still, police are continuing to search for 1 or 2 other suspects who may have also been involved in the murders.
“Basically this is still ongoing. Even though we have one person in custody, there are still others the homicides detectives are looking at,” said IMPD officer Genae Cook.
The 15-year-old suspect is currently being held at the juvenile center and his name isn’t being released.
Ultimately it’ll be up to the Marion County prosecutors office on whether the teen will be charged as an adult.
Either way, those who knew Dominique, Justin and Jordan praised police for the quick arrest and hope all the suspects quickly caught.
“They found one person so I don’t think it’ll be hard to find any other people if there is more. I think they’ve done a good job so far,” said Price.
Police encourage anyone with information on the remaining suspects to contact either their homicide office directly at 317-327-1748 or call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.