INDIANAPOLIS – A former Decatur Central and Indiana University basketball player faces several charges including attempted murder and attempted carjacking related to an incident earlier in January.
Devan Dumes was booked in the Marion County Jail after being arrested Wednesday morning.
The arrest stemmed from a Jan. 11 shooting that involved the sale of a Chevrolet Camaro, according to court documents. The shooting injured Keith Jones, who was found in grave condition at Wishard Hospital after being shot in the neck.
Police recovered a .40-cal, semi-automatic handgun from the vehicle.
During the investigation, police discovered that Jones had placed a call to his wife, telling her he’d been shot and that “Dumes’ boy had shot him.” Two days later, Jones’ wife told investigators that she believed her husband was referring to Devan Dumes.
Jones couldn’t speak to police while in the hospital, but he did indicate by nodding his head that Dumes had shot him, according to court documents. He also picked Dumes out of a photo lineup.
Two weeks after the shooting, Jones was finally able to speak. He said he’d encountered Dumes the night before the shooting at the Sunset Strip Club at 16th and Lafayette Road. According to Jones’ account, Dumes asked him if he was interested in selling his Chevy Camaro.
Jones said he would be interested in the transaction, naming a price of $15,000. Dumes agreed to the deal and the two exchanged cell phone numbers. Jones said Dumes called him on Jan. 10 hoping to make the deal on the morning of Jan. 11.
After arriving at 39th and Graceland, Jones said Dumes met him and got out of a blue Lexus before quickly getting into the Camaro.
“Within seconds” of getting into the car, Dumes “brandished a black semi-automatic handgun and shot (Jones) in the neck.” According to court documents, the men struggled over the gun and Jones bit Dumes’ right hand, causing Dumes to release the weapon.
Jones then drove himself to Wishard Hospital.
According to police, Dumes does not have an active handgun permit issued in Indiana. He faces four counts, including attempted murder, attempted carjacking, theft and carrying a handgun without a license.
He’s due in court Thursday afternoon.
Dumes also appeared in court last week in connection with a Jan. 9 shooting incident that involved a dispute with his brother.