Alleged leader of north side drug gang accused of ordering killings on rivals

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Richard Grundy

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 3, 2015)– Richard Grundy III is already facing trial next month for dealing in cocaine and carrying a handgun without a license following a police chase with shots fired last January.

Now, prosecutors have charged him with four counts of murder. Investigators claim Grundy told his hit man, John Means, to carry out a pair of double murders on his rivals within days of one another in early 2014. Grundy and Means also face conspiracy to commit murder charges.

On Jan. 28, 2014, Tyrece Dorsey and William Davis were shot and killed outside a convenience store and gas station in the 1800 block of North Rural Street. Days later, On Feb. 1, 2014, Carlos Jefferson and Julius Douglas were fatally shot in the 3400 block of North Hovey Street.

Prosecutors allege the killings were murder-for-hire plots conceived by Grundy and carried out by Means.

Means has a pretrial hearing on his double murder cases Friday.

Sources tell FOX59 News that the “Grundy Crew” is suspected in more than a dozen murders in Indianapolis over the last two years.