IMPD looking for person who killed man in front of his children

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Indianapolis police are trying to determine what caused a person to kill a man in front of his three children.

IMPD responded to the Lynhurst Park Apartments at 3 p.m. on Wednesday after a roommate found 28-year-old David McMiller dead inside his apartment.

“It’s just unbelievable that somebody would do something like this to my brother,” said Satinner Suggs.

Suggs said McMiller was a loving brother, but an even better father.

“He was a great, awesome father,” Suggs said. “He had custody of his boys, he took very good care of his kids. Not only that, he would watch my son, my sister’s kids, he was just a great, awesome person.”

Police said whoever killed McMiller did it while he was watching his kids.lynhurst

“We believe at this point there was a violent struggle, most likely inside that apartment,” said IMPD public information officer Kendale Adams.

Detectives didn’t find any signs of forced entry. They are still trying to determine if McMiller died from a gunshot or other injuries sustained during the apparent struggle.

McMIller’s roommate called 911, but told police he came home after the struggle. Detectives believe the children were the only witnesses, meaning special investigators will try to interview them. Suggs said it will be a difficult task because the oldest is just four years old.

“It certainly is beyond human conscience that someone could do this with children present,” Adams said. “So certainly it tugged at our detectives and our detectives are very determined to find out who committed this crime.”

“He didn’t even have any enemies,” Suggs said. “That’s why we don’t really understand who would really do this, you know? Who would do this to my brother?”

60 comments

    • martinstucky

      Go back to Martinsville where there was a higher per capita homicide rate of white on white crimes last year. Racist.

  • StarlettMiller

    Indianapolis police are trying to determine what caused a person to kill a man in front of his three children.

    I dunno… This seems pretty typical of people from this culture… Happens all the time…

      • LoveChild

        All the time…..raping, killing, kidnapping…..the list can go on! But this isn't about race anyways. Bottomline is ppl are simply fucked up in this world! Black, or white…..but I must admit I've never heard of a black person killing 20 or more children, his mother and himself!!!!!

    • martinstucky

      How about the culture of sex offenders in your home town of martinsville. The sex offender rate in Martinsville is over four times higher than the State average. What makes racist, redneck, inbred morons want to sexually offend women, children and boys? Of course it is because they are racist, redneck, inbred morons.

    • sandy

      Bitch fuck you! thats my brother. Would you like if someone murdered you infront of your family. Maybe someone should blow your brains out infront of your mammy and let your blood and brain matter splatter all on her face.

    • MsC

      Somebody with a heavy insurance policy and we all know what race will
      Kill for money don't we ms dumb azz (starlettMiller)

    • anonymous

      Shame on your mother for raising you wrong and shame on Fox 59 to let you post racist comments like that!

    • martinstucky

      I fail to see what the President has to do with this other than you are obviously bitter that a black man was voted into the office. He actually kind of looks like a coach wolf love child.

      • StarlettMiller

        I have no problem with Obama… Really… I am a middle of the road person and when it come to homicide rates I go to the facts. Tell my why the President would care about one kid killed in Florida but not the thousand's killed all over America every day?

      • martinstucky

        Of course you have a problem with Obama, you have already made that clear. Tell me why two coaches can molest a child under their supervision and be protected by the entire town. Tell me why an inbred racist scumbag would gut shoot his girlfriend in front of the kids?

  • LoveChild

    StarlettMiller your an asshole. Didn't your mother teach you that if you don't have nothing nice to say then say nothing at all!!!! Heartless fuck…..

  • Sadsadworld

    Obviously starlett was punked or somehow hurt by someone of color. This is how racism lives on. If only humans could be smarter…..

    • martinstucky

      I bet she has never been within arms reach of a person of color. She has been close enough to yell racist comments at the visiting teams during the local school's basketball home games.

  • mariacraig

    murder is murder….a horrirific thing to happen to anyone regardless of race or gender…..and even more so in front of childern evil has no bounds how could any person question culture or anything except why,who,and what kind of animal would be capable of such an act against humananity.to the heartless person,how would you feel if it happened to your family or ''culture''as you put it?shame on your soul

  • anonymous

    R.I.P. i pray for the kids and the family. David was an amazing father and friend. May his family have justice and peace knowing he is in a better place.

    • O'Hara

      Scarlett is reporting the facts. I don't see any racism in the post. How about doing something to change the statistics instead of yelling racism all the time.

      • martinstucky

        The stats she is referring to are not significant. The homicide rate per capita in Martinsville was higher than Indy last year and it was all white inbred redneck on white inbred redneck.

      • NewsEdit

        Martinstucky you are simply a troll. You have Martinsville on the brain and you offer nothing positive to say in any post. You're the pot calling the kettle black. And no, that's no racist for the sensitivity police. That's simply a colloquial phrase.

      • martinstucky

        Whatever, blow me! Look at all my posts over the last two years, maybe you will learn something.

    • martinstucky

      Starlett Miller is a racist and her previous posts on other stores clearly demonstrates this fact. She is an inbred redneck and serious racist. This is the result of 150 years of genetic inbreeding and wallowing in the very shallow gene pool in Martinsville. It is not her fault she is a racist, or an inbreed, her family has been raised this way for too many years to understand how they are wrong in their ways.

  • Smokey

    Drug deal no doubt….. I like the interview on the news with his "sister". She didn't even shed one tear. Kids are better off with cps.

    • anonymous

      wwwwoooowwww…he had nothing to do with drugs and please don't disrespect my family like that
      people grieve differently
      David was a single father trying to do what was right for his children. Chill out
      —see where stereotypes get you….

  • I am not you

    Starlett Miller is a racist and her previous posts on other stores clearly demonstrates this fact. She is an inbred redneck and serious racist. This is the result of 150 years of genetic inbreeding and wallowing in the very shallow gene pool in Martinsville. It is not her fault she is a racist, or an inbreed, her family has been raised this way for too many years to understand how they are wrong in their ways

    • FutureIsOnUs

      Starlett Miller took on this name back in 2008. Starlett Miller was a young black mother murdered. She was shot down in cold blood as she was picking up her 8 yr old son. If I recall correctly she left behind a fairly new baby also. I dont always agree with the approach made towards other posters by the Starlett poster but I have to say there have been many valid points made and so many are to blind to see what is actually being said!!!

  • Epyon

    You guys don't get it. Look at the "culture" of blacks in America and those around the world and you'll see a -big- difference. Hell I work with a few people who are FROM Nigera and who ARE black and they FROWN upon the crap the black people here. I'm not racist, hell I have dozens of black friends but I don't get into that rap that talks about slinging drugs and shooting up people and "flossing". I mean come on. Murder is murder, yes, but let's check stastics from eariler years…1900-1980. Sure, there are good black people along with the other races, but in the end it's the "culture".

    Can't turn down truth when it's out there waiting for you to "look it up".

    Peace

  • martinstucky

    Funny Starlett Miller was killed in 2008 in a drug related assination. Black on Black crime:

    A woman was killed and a man was injured in a shooting outside an apartment on Indianapolis' northeast side early Sunday morning.
    Police said Starlett Miller (pictured), 29, and DaJuan Gilbert, 26, were leaving an apartment in the 4200 block of North Shadeland Avenue a little after 1 a.m. to pick up her 8-year-old son when someone opened fire on the car they had gotten into.

    Funny a redneck racist would pick that name.

    • Ms C

      You're sure right I had to think for a minute and I do remember when that happen
      Why would this fool azzz bigot pick that name no matter she can still be found dumb azz

  • LaMar

    This is nothing more than visual training for little gangster wanna be's.How else will they learn to rob shoot and rape our city? Children learn from their parents,,in this case..parent. Look for these three in years to come on the front page of the crime reports.

    • anonymous

      David wasn't in "that life" so talk what you. People rob people everyday, etc. You don't have to be "doing" anything to die. That's reality

  • It's e

    But Lamar this man was a single father of 3 he was raising his children with no support from their white mom he was 28 and had never been arrested a day in his life he was engaged when his kids mother left him and had a baby with another man she now lives with. He wasn't on section 8 or food stamps he was trying to raise his children he was an honest good man.

    • Chris

      This is complete crap. He had joint custody, and the children's mother left him because he was abusive and was sick of living with his near-constant abuse and numerous addictions, which he subjected his children to on a regular basis. The judge who let him care for them unsupervised should be taken off the bench, as she let slide several CPS reports, drug tests, and police reports proving that he was not capable of caring for children. The way he died, while unfortunate, is a testament to how he chose to live his life. The mother cares for her boys very much, has been supporting them–along with their father–since their birth, is the only one in that household that held down a steady job, has no criminal history, and did not "cheat" on Dave. She left him and started a relationship with a man who is an excellent father, husband (they are married), and person in general. I do not wish to speak badly of the dead, as ultimately, he can no longer damage his children in the way he previously had, but I will not let slide outright lies like this one. His children are scarred from the way that he lived his life, which led to his murder that they had to witness. It's too bad he became a "good man" after his death and not beforehand, when he had the opportunity to be the kind of father you descbribed.

  • stormylove1024

    There’s no question that in bigger cities, the black on black crime rate is larger than smaller cities. Being Indy, yes, the crime rate involving blacks is going to be higher. There is no disputing that. But you need to look at who is getting shot, and who is doing the shooting. This case is a-typical of the usual drug/gang/other illegal activities that lead to such cases. This man did not have multiple run-ins with the law. HE had custody of his kids. Just that alone, says this man is deserving of respect and dignity. Single fathers are not in kid’s lives the way they should be. And that goes for the American Culture. Not just the black culture. I’m sure we’ll all find out what led to this tragedy. But what matters is what this man did before he died. And that was be a devoted father and a productive member of society. I’m sure the ones making the asinine comments can’t say the same about themselves.

    Most of all, these children need help. I’m sure they feel like they’re being punished just for being there. Right after watching their father get killed, they became wards of the state, are with people they don’t know, and are being asked tons of questions about the most tragic thing that’s happened in their lives, and they’re all 4 or under. These kids need our prayers and any support we can give them. Seriously. As a community and just a member of the human race, if you can do something to help these kids, do it. If it were your kids, you’d want the same thing.

    BUt give this man the respect he deserves. If you can’t, SHUT UP because you are not providing anything useful to the HUMAN race.

  • tjrc1991

    most of you people had no idea who he was until you herd this on the news i knew him personally and he was a great father and man

  • Ann

    Prayers go out to this young mans family and friends and I pray for those small children of his. I sure hope who ever did this can be identified they deserve what ever sentencing comes their direction. Who in their right mind takes the life of some one in front of kids.

  • brittanyleann93

    R.I.P DaeDae ., You were an amazing friend and we will all miss you.! this is sooo crazy :/ i truely hope they find your killer..

  • The Prophet

    There is absolutely no excuse for this to have become a forum on black culture and or the ignorantly based opinions of our culture. No one here knows this man or what lead to his death. More importantly let's have respect for his children who witnessed a murder and worst that of there own father. Let's respect his family and pray with and for them. Lastly if your only window into my culture is rap music then you need a bigger window. There is much more to the black experience and rap music doesn't represent every part of our culture. If you give in to the trappings of the media about our race you are just as inferior as you think we are.

  • LaToya McMiller

    My cuz was the best fathr ever he loved everyone he meant he was just a guy you can get alone with its sad this happen to our famliy but i just want others to know he wasnt like what others are saying i miss so much its not really we will always love and you will always be in our hearts love you big cuz LaToya McMiller and at all the – comments my cousin was not a wanna be he loved God and was always talking to God to others just because my cousin or others looks to be bad is not always true just think someone can judge you be the way you look? You may look like a wanna to……… He was a great person no matter how you see him we knew him i love you DayDay

  • LaToya McMiller

    and at the end its wanna be to……. sorry just reading some of the comments got my mind a little messed right now how can some people judge him that didnt know him 😦

  • anonymous

    D.M hadn't worked in years. Living on public assistance paid for with taxes from everybody. Police interviewed his roomate and he admitted that they were selling drugs. It's terrible what happened to the whole family. No one should have to handle this. I would bet that he loved his kids but he shouldn't have put them in this kind of danger.

  • annonomus

    RIP david and set the record staright the White mother and Black father had joint custody cuz thats what the mother wanted. and second of all everbody wanna be racist and point fingures when the only thing inmportant is the kids so get ur lifes together. also if he was such a great father he wouldnt have been selling drug infront of the children so yes he did love his children but didnt look at what the negatives were in his life regaurdless if he was an acctive member at church God only helps those that want help. and for u that said he wasnt on foodstamps hah a lie he wasnt working getting high and getting free money from the white mom that yall like to say and from the government in every direction. now its very sad that this all happened and he may not had any eneimies but if ur doing or selling any drugs and being bipolar u tend to piss people off so with that yes anything can happen to anyone regardless if they were a good person or not so for all u ignorant people that never knew him keep ur commits to urself and just pray for the family that the white mother has. amen and rip david

  • Chris

    This is complete crap. He had joint custody, and the children's mother left him because he was abusive and was sick of living with his near-constant abuse and numerous addictions, which he subjected his children to on a regular basis. The judge who let him care for them unsupervised should be taken off the bench, as she let slide several CPS reports, poorly administered drug tests, medical records proving that he was not taking care of his own conditions (thereby misappropriating his social security and disability benefits), recordings that demonstrated his abusive nature, and police reports proving that he was not capable of caring for children. The way he died, while unfortunate, is a testament to how he chose to live his life. The mother cares for her boys very much, has been supporting them–along with their father–since their birth, is the only one in that household that held down a steady job, has no criminal history, and did not "cheat" on Dave. She left him and started a relationship with a man who is an excellent father, husband (they are married), and person in general. I do not wish to speak badly of the dead, as ultimately, he can no longer damage his children in the way he previously had, but I will not let slide outright lies like the ones perpetuated here. His children are scarred from the way that he lived his life, which led to his murder that they had to witness. It's too bad he became a "good man" after his death and not beforehand, when he had the opportunity to be the kind of father some of you describe him as. I know some are family members and want to believe the best, but there should also be some attention paid to the truth of the matter.

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