Indianapolis man linked to slaying by sneaker gets 60 years

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis man linked to a fatal shooting by a sneaker left at the scene has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for murder.

Calvin Baxter also was sentenced Friday to a concurrent 10-year term for a weapons charge stemming from the September 2016 slaying of Malcolm McDaniel on the city’s east side.

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry says police found a red, low-top size 9 Converse sneaker about 15 feet away from where McDaniel was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Minutes later and less than a mile away, the 26-year-old Baxter was found wearing a matching shoe and suffering from a gunshot wound to one of his legs.

Curry says witnesses were able to identify Baxter as the shooter from photos on Baxter’s Facebook page.

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