52-year-old man convicted for woman’s murder on near east side
UPDATE (October 8, 2019): Fredrick Ford was sentenced to 64 years in the Indiana Department of Correction for the January 2018 murder of Catrina Russell.
UPDATE (September 24, 2019): Fredrick Ford was found guilty of the murder of Catrina Russell and is scheduled for sentencing on October 8, 2019.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police announced Friday they have made an arrest in the murder of 49-year-old Catrina Russell.
52-year-old Fredrick Ford was arrested after he was initially named a person of interest on Monday.
Just after 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, officers were dispatched on the report of a person shot to the 2800 block of E. New York St.
They located Russell in the parking lot of a business suffering from a gunshot wound and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the suspected vehicle was a grey Lexus sedan which reportedly fled from the scene. They later found it abandoned in the 1500 block of N. Kealing Ave.
The next night, Ford was named a person of interest.
Anyone with more information on this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.