After arrest, fund for shooting victim’s family grows

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Apr. 9, 2014) — The day after prosecutors charged a teenager with murdering 24-year-old Nathan Trapuzzano, a fund dedicated to the victim’s widow and unborn child continued to grow.

The fund now has more than $156,000, all of which came from donations.

Trapuzzano was out walking along West 16th Street on April 1, when police believe 16-year-old Simeon Adams tried to rob the newlywed and soon-to-be father.  Court documents show Adams shot Trapuzzano once in the abdomen, a fatal blow.

Jennifer Trapuzzano, Nathan’s widow, released a brief statement online:

“Today has been extra rough. It’s been one week and I still can’t comprehend that this is all real. The police have reported the suspect of my husband’s murder was only 16. Oh how my already wounded heart aches to hear this. Nate always said one of the greatest crimes in the world today is how many babies grow up without their father. I don’t know this man’s circumstances but it hurts to hear that such a young man could turn to such violence. Please pray for his conversion.”

Police and prosecutors claim Adams not only killed Trapuzzano, but also shot another man twice two days earlier.  Adams himself ended up in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the neck later on April 1, according to court documents.

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