Former IU basketball player acquitted in attempted murder case

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INDIANAPOLIS – A former Indiana University basketball player has been acquitted on all charges in connection with an attempted murder and carjacking case.

Charges against Devan Dumes included attempted murder, attempted carjacking, theft and carrying a handgun without a license. His trial began Monday.

Prosecutors charged Dumes after a Jan. 11 incident in which Keith Jones was shot in the neck. Jones said he’d been trying to sell his Chevrolet Camaro to Dumes, who had expressed interest in buying it, according to court documents. When they met to make the exchange, Jones said Dumes pulled a gun and shot him in the neck.

During the trial, Dumes’ attorney said Jones pulled the gun on his client, and that Dumes defended himself against the other man. Dumes’ attorney accused Jones of threatening Dumes about a debt and also suggested Jones wanted to use Dumes to deliver drugs.

Dumes starred at Decatur Central High School before going to IU.

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