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Police have identified two men shot to death on the far east side Tuesday night.

Police said Dominique Jenkins, 21, and Charles Nelson, 25, were the shooting victims. Officers were called to the scene in the 4000 block of Brentwood Drive near East 42nd Street and North Post Road around 6:30 p.m.

Police found Jenkins outside an apartment suffering from a gunshot wound. He died at the scene. Officers found Nelson behind the apartment. He died at an area hospital.

Anyone with information should call IMPD homicide detectives at (317) 327-3475. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 317.262.TIPS (8477). Callers can also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274627 (CRIMES).

Photo: Dominique Jenkins (left), Charles Nelson (right)

68 comments

  • Amiee

    You sound like a complete idiot!!! Racist people like you is what's causing our society to go to crap!!! You need some help!!!

    • Blake

      What does the guy look like who killed all those children…?……and what part of the herd were those kids who lost their life

    • shawna

      since its so easy for u a nobody to say anything rude about these to men lets see wat what rude shit u goin say bout the white person that stabbed a 2 yr old u dont have the right to past judgement on anybody thats the lord job not ur u fuckin asshole nobody deserves to loss their lives and u have no fukin right to try an pass ur dumb ass judgement bitch

    • We all GODS children

      Theres no need to talk about anyone that is resting in peace. We have to pray for both families that lost their love ones. Two mothers are without their sons……..look at the BIG picture……..

  • cheyenne

    maybe if the police was out here more they could see all of the drugs that are sold around this area and get the shit out of here its not rocket science people im mean damn it looks like a pharmecy around here

    • Chelsea

      I dont know what you're thinkin' but that is where the police stay at 38th/42nd & post rd.. always.. This crap happens anyway- I hate to say it but its called the ghetto for a reason 😦

    • Henry

      Cheyenne, the simple fact that the Star had a booking photo to use, should tell you that the police are doing their job. Your frustration should be with the Judge that released these two thugs repeatedly.

  • Shelly

    The far northeast side needs more than police presence, it needs citizens that refuse to let that crap happen OVER AND OVER AND OVER in their neighborhood! If you see drugs, guns, break-ins call the cops!! They can't be everywhere all the time!

    • sad

      this Sarah she had post something on every killing on this ste she jide behind the computer please ppl dont entertain this sick person remember these brother the best way yall can and dont hate her pray for her sick soul leave it up to god to judge she is truly sick n the head

  • ClanSmokeJaguar

    42nd and Post!

    Indianapolis' own DMZ.

    And to think, people like these have their unruly and ghettofied children going to the one proud and all-star school, Indian Creek.

      • ClanSmokeJaguar

        That's a good point.

        However, the ghettofied are bringing with them their bullsheet to the point where the po-po being at the school is a common occurrence. They're bringing their incredibly vulgar, profane, and debauched lifestyles to the school along with their violence and poor upbringing and overall stupidity, making it difficult for teachers to teach students who want to and are capable of learning.

        It truly is a modern day educational tragedy, all engineered by the morons on the Lawrence school board.

      • BLAKE

        well then i guess the white guy who killed all those innocent little kids had no education either!!!!!!!!!! OOOOOOOOO and i guess the white guy who shot those people in the movie theatre wasnt educated either!!!!!!!!!!!!! EXPLAIN THAT, ……….I'M WAITING

      • ClanSmokeJaguar

        No MadameX. Clan Ghost Jaguar is one of the Battle Tech factionsin the role playing game of the same name.

        Another faction in this game is:

        Draconis Combine!

        Ring a bell sweety? lol

  • hope

    im so sick of fox 59 and other news crews using jail photos of innocent victims who were murdered like there families dont have a single photo that is horrible if it were white victims they would have happy pictures to show so that u see that as a tragedy and not this why are we so quick to judge these men people above.R.I.P we are living in a sick world:(

    • Kat

      those aren't "jail photos" you idiot… also known as mugshots. Those are probably from their driver's license/state ID. -_- go back to school. Maybe if these dudes had stayed in school and gone to college they wouldn't end up in ghetto ass areas where they get shot.

      • stupid people

        wrong. photo ID backgrounds are blue. all BMVs are issued blue backgrounds for uniformity of ID photos. these are mugshots. just google and they look similar. not all pictures use height either. too many dumb people believing everything on TV

    • ole don

      if these young men knew who there father was, and had a mother who only had them to draw more obama money/ this is our problem .

      • get it together ...

        now ole don… that was a dumb ass comment… these men are in there 20's how the hell did there moms have them for obama checks…. really… dumb ppl

  • lynnette

    In most cases the first photo available is a mug shot. It doesnt matter white or black violence is EVERYWHERE! Just because one lives in an area where rent is cheaper doesnt mean they all need to act "ghetto". (your words not mine) I have family that was raised in "the ghetto" and they are not out killing people or selling drugs. One is in Afganastan at this very moment doing her part in protecting our country. I myself was raised in not the best of neighborhoods and I made it out. I dont have what some would concider the finest things in life, however I survive. It isnt where you are raised it is how you are raided. Lets keep the family in our thoughts and prayers and not make it harder for the people who live out there. For everyone involved please know you are in my prayers. Even if it is just letting the police know what you know or heard.

  • USA

    Mugshots would have height indication lines.. And a state issued photo would be quicker and easier to obtain. I live right up the road from there, and my neighborhood has been on fox twice this year. I raise my family with good hard working common sense. It's not a racial thing. I am friends with many people of many races in my community. It's our government dividing us.

    • dumb comment

      you believe too much what you see on TV. not the case. photo ID backgrounds are blue. all BMVs are issued blue backgrounds for uniformity of ID photos. these are mugshots. just google and they look similar. not all pictures use height either. too many dumb people believing everything they see on TV. height is not a requirement in a mugshot. It depends what detention center they enter for processing.

  • Anonymous

    Rip and prayers to the familys of young lifes lost.

    I don't know about everyone reading this but we (hard working,law abiding, middle class, blue collar America) have had enough! I have lost faith in people, our police, and our government. Our debt to china increased to $20,000,000,000,000!!!!!!!!! 20 trillion.

  • east sider

    I feel sorry for our black community, we do not hold each other accountable for what we do all it seems we want to do is make excuses and blame others. Most of us know people that use or sell drugs or are in gangs and we do nothing about it. Then we want to play the victims, we can clean up out own people and quit being racist ourselves then maybe we as a minority would be more welcome in nicer neighborhoods.

  • IVORI

    all ya idiots ya need to get it together nd its not bt a racist thing..we all make our own decisions so stop all that shit these men are dead nd ya need to show respect.. my prayers go out to all these fallen angels..

  • REAL

    I wounder how hard it would be for some of you not to make everything a race issue. There are all types of people in every race good and bad. How about attempting to come up with a plan to cut back on some of this violence in the less fortunate and funded areas of the city? My prayers go out to that area all together and the family. All the senseless violence needs to stop. Pray people pray!

  • latasha stwart

    Two men lost their lives no matter what color they are what they sold what r if hey did drugs they still somebody family member…god don’t like ugly..if it was ur son u wouldn’t b puttin all this bullshit on here …quit blamin drugs n color fo everthing..white man killed all them kids.yaw say he was sick bullshit……….bklack man he been label a monster

  • society's problems

    USA- dumb comment .stop watching law and order. it is not a state regulation to have height lines in the Photo. take a look at your drivers license and it will be blue. Driver's licenses are supposed to be one color for uniformity. this is a booking photo (mugshot) and not a state issued ID. the race bull crap aside, stats show that most murders take place due to participation in some life of crime especially with some previous form of incarceration. In any case, I am sorry for the families loss and the loss of what life they could have had no matter the circumstances.

  • REAL DEAL

    YES THIS IS A VERY HORRIBLE THING THAT HAPPEN TO THESE TWO MEN..EVEN IF THEY WERE MURDERERS THEY ARE DEAD NOW..TWO LIVES CUT SHORT, FOR WHAT?? MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO BOTH OF THE VICTIMS FAMILIES! I PRAY NOTHING ELSE NEGATIVE COMES FROM THIS SITUATION…WE NEED TO STAND UP AND BE THE BIGGER PERSON AND THINK IS IT WORTH IT??

  • TemptingTempest

    everyone have their own say so but RIP and prayers goes out to the families because at the end of the day everyone has someone to mourn over and they are someones child ,brother.cousin,daddy ,uncle and etc so everyone can get a life who doesn't like it RIP DEZZY!!!!!!

    • MEGAN

      WHICH PROBABLY ISNT MUCH!!!!!!!! BUT WHAT LITTLE YOU HAVE, YOU CAN GO AND PLACE A BET ON THE GUY WHO JUST TOOK ALL THOSE LITTLE KIDS LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • indygirl

    REGARDLESS of people's background-NO ONE deserves to be killed ! NO ONE can judge anyone else, UNLESS of course YOURE PERFECT-(which you're not) I pray that God brings comfort to the families. Knowledge and Wisdom to the police department to solve this case. AND self control to people so that they deal with their issues the way they need to instead of making selfish decisions that impact so many people !!! So sad! I can't even imagine how the families and friends feel….God be with you all…

  • anonymous

    Why does this always turn into a race issue? People need to get over themselves for a real. No one deserves to be killed. And I’m a very educated person, and Iive over towards that area. So just because where people live doesn’t make them not educated. And also bout it being a “mugshot” does it matter? Its just showing what those two gentlemen who lost their lives looks like, geez there is two men dead and all people care about is the picture and race.

  • together_we_can

    My condolonces go out to their families. I wish our city would create programs to get people to work it is a time for change and to break the cycle. For instance….people who get caught selling drugs get cars confiscated, money confiscated etc…..30% of all money should be set into an account for a treatment program for the people who have addictions. The people who are addicts that get arrested should be offered two options: 1) Successfully complete a inpatient treatment program or 2) do day for day–no time cuts for good behavior. That way they will decide to get clean or do time.
    All the work that is done inside the prisons, must be brought back out to the community for example….license plates, pen products, etc… People with felonies get to apply and work for the state. They get random drug testing. If they fail they get fired. People that owe fines etc for probation have the money to do so. This will help rehabilitate them and allow them to do something productive to occupy their time. If things like this does not happen, the vicious cycle will keep repeating itself.

  • moneymaker46226

    I got 1 name for you DEVIN THOMAS AKA CHARNI(PRONOUNED TRAINIE) DRIVES A MARRON IMPALA WITH A WHITE HOOD ON IT

  • shug life

    2 less thugs. And when who ever did is arrested there will be one less. Too bad they breed faster that they exterminate themselves.

  • robert lawrence

    i thank we need god in our lifes we need to stop the killings and pray for the families of the two boys

  • Trayvon Octavious

    Those poor innocent negroes. I have no doubt that they were helping an old lady carry her groceries to her apartment when the shots rang out. What a total tragedy. They were just turning their lives around, too! Such wasted potential. If I were the families of these angels I'd sue some white person, because no doubt this is all somehow YT's fault! When is the candlelight vigil? Who wants to make t-shirts with the victims' faces on it? Who's with me here?

    • WHIT

      YOU SOUND VERY IGNORENT HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT THESE YOUNG MEN WERE NOT IN COLLEGE AND WALKING DOWN THE STREET WITH THEIR ARIZONA TEAS AND PACKS OF SKITTLES AND WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HELPED A RANDOM LADY WITH HER GROCERIES I BET YOU NEVER HAVE I ALSO WONDER WHEN YOU ARE GONE WHOS GONA MISS YOU AND WHOS GONNA RIGHT IGNORENT SHIT AT THE TIME OF YOUR DEATH DUMMY! ………..ROMANS 3:23 FOR ALL WHO HAVE SIN WILL COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD

  • Kandi

    All these people leaving stupid comments about these men that died should be ashame.. I wonder if you all gave the white man a name who shot up the school…..Smh

  • WHIT

    REST IN PEACE TO THESE YOUNG MEN ALOT OF YOU PEOPLE SHOULD BE ASHAMD THESE ARE PPEOPLE NOT ANIMALS NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO TAKE A ANOTHERS LIFE I CANT BELIEVE ALL THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS LETS JUST HOPE WHEN YOU WALK OUTSIDE YOUR HOME YOU DONT GET KILLED FOR A LITTLE OF NOTHING OR YOU RIDDING DOWN TTHE STREET AND SOME ONE PULLS YOU OUT YOUR CAR AND SHOOT YOU DEAD ALL THESE NEGGATIVE COMMENTS AND YOU DONT UNDERSTAND YOU MIGHT AS WELL HAD PULL THE TRIGGER YOUR SELVES PRAYERS TO THE FAMLYS AND LETS SUPPORT PEACE IN OUR STREETS

  • Tony P

    People get on here and crack jokes about these two young men. The reason they're dead doesnt matter. If you want to be ignorant and talk shit go to one of your dead family member's grave and talk shit. The fact that you can get on here talk shit about someone who isnt here to defend themselves makes you look like a coward. To add to the fact im betting you probably dont know them. They havefamilies just like you. At any giving moment someone in your family could die and their death could end up on fox news, for all to comment on. To talk shit on a dead man is to bring bad luck to yourself and yoyr family, if you arent already miserable. R.I.P to those young men, my condolenses to your families.

  • east sider

    I feel sorry for our black community, we do not hold each other accountable for what we do all it seems we want to do is make excuses and blame others. Most of us know people that use or sell drugs or are in gangs and we do nothing about it. Then we want to play the victims, we can clean up out own people and quit being racist ourselves then maybe we as a minority would be more welcome in nicer neighborhoods.
    Read more at https://fox59.com/2013/01/09/victims-of-far-east-s

  • east sider

    I feel sorry for our black community, we do not hold each other accountable for what we do all it seems we want to do is make excuses and blame others. Most of us know people that use or sell drugs or are in gangs and we do nothing about it. Then we want to play the victims, we can clean up out own people and quit being racist ourselves then maybe we as a minority would be more welcome in nicer neighborhoods.
    Read more at https://fox59.com/2013/01/09/victims-of-far-east-s

  • Angela

    Rest in peace my nephews. You are in a better place… Much much better than brentwood. You two are finally at peace. My blessings and prayers to the families. Four duece RIP

  • Anonymous

    Why do black folk always want to blame the white or the white blame the black. It's not about a race issue,it's about bad people doing bad things. If they do crime then they should do ….time, death or life.

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