Man sentenced for attempted murder in 2012 crime spree

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 1, 2014)— A man found guilty last month for attempted murder in connection with a two-day crime spree in August 2012 that included arson and multiple shootings was sentenced Thursday.

Harold Bishop, also known as Zimbabwe Sancoffe and Balagoon Sankofa, was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison.

Bishop will appear in court for a pretrial on May 27 for other pending charges, including murder, attempted murder, aggravated battery and arson. His trial is scheduled for June 2.

Police said Bishop first shot a man on the city’s northwest side, before shooting a mother and her son, who just escaped a burning house in the 3700 block of Forest Manor Avenue, the next morning. Detectives believe Bishop deliberately set that fire. Later that day, Bishop is accused of fatally shooting 51-year-old Khalfani Shabazz.

Bishop was finally found hiding out in his car in a wooded area of Boone County.

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