Man suspected of shooting fairgoer over parking space arrested

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Colen McDade


Colen McDade pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon on June 2, 2017. His other charges were dismissed. He was sentenced to six years in prison.


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police have arrested a suspect who they believe shot a man over a parking space near the Indiana State Fair on Aug. 21.

Officers say they apprehended Colen McDade, 31, while he was attempting to burglarize a home in the 1900 block of East 38th Street around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Officers sat outside the home until McDade exited, then he led them on a foot pursuit, during which he threw down a 9mm handgun.

Along with his alleged involvement in the shooting near the state fair, McDade was wanted on multiple outstanding warrants including attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.

He was arrested and transported to the Arrestee Processing Center and faces preliminary charges.