Dive teams search Eagle Creek for weapon used to kill south side man Wednesday

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Dive teams are searching Eagle Creek for the weapon used in the homicide of a south side man during a crime spree across the city Wednesday.

Authorities said crews are using metal detectors in the water to recover the gun used to fatally wound 38-year-old John Yingling.

Police said crews are searching the water and surrounding area because an officer reported seeing a black object being thrown from the suspects’ SUV.

Two juveniles, ages 15 and 17, were arrested in connection with the spree of violent crimes.  Police have not released the suspects’ identities, because witnesses still need to positively identify them in a lineup.  Police said it appears the suspects did not know their victims.

At approximately 8 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 3300 block of Babette Court, after a woman called to report her husband sounded distressed while on the phone with her before the call was disconnected.  When officers arrived to the area, they found Yingling deceased in the cab of his truck.

An hour later, officers responded to a report of a bank robbery at the Chase branch on 86th Street and College Avenue on the city’s north side.  Shortly after, police received a report of a man shot while walking his dog in the Eagle Creek area near Dandy Trail.

Witnesses reported seeing a similar blue SUV at all three crimes.  Officers were able to locate the vehicle, prompting a police chase that ended in a multi-vehicle crash in Brownsburg.

Police said it’s too early to officially connect all the incidents to the suspects in custody until they interview the two teens and each victim involved.


  • Mettaintheworld

    They will be tried as ADULTS, correct? Also, can't these be considered 'hate crimes' to get more time added on for these two losers? Two black people targeted white people…if it was the other way around I'm certain some group would claim "hate crime!" If these two guys went around and shot at Asians or Mexicans…THAT would be a hate crime, correct? I just want these two to recieve the MAXIMUM for what they've done. They are NOT going to be productive citizens who contribute to our society..so I'd like for them to be put away for the rest of their lives. At 15, at 17…you KNOW right from wrong.

  • dindin

    Why it got to be about black and white stop this to much of this crime is crime not black are white it just need to stop i love all i am a chid of GOD we all are

    • Mettaintheworld

      "It got to be" about black and white because two black teens came into white neighborhoods and targeted white people who were just trying to go to work…if they wanted to shoot people, they could have went outside in their own neighborhood and shot people ….THEY MADE IT ABOUT BLACK AND WHITE. and I don't give TWO Sh*TS if it would have been two mexican kids, two asian kids…or if two white kids went and did this on 38th street. I'd.FEEL.THE.SAME.WAY. an innocent man is dead for two dipsh*ts to get their kicks. EXECUTE THEM. The dead man had a wife. had a future. had a LIFE. these two don't deserve ANYTHING….especially MY sympathy for their lack of compassion and respect for fellow humans. You keep on lovin'…I'll keep my gun by my side and love those who DESERVE to be loved.

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