Man charged for December murder in Kokomo

Marcus Stone (Photo By Howard County Jail)

KOKOMO, Ind. – The Kokomo Police Department says they have charged a man for a shooting murder in December.

Police say they served a warrant on 21-year-old Marcus Stone, who was at the Howard County Criminal Justice Center on unrelated warrants.

Stone is facing felony charges of murder, attempted murder and robbery.

On December 9 of 2018, police found 50-year-old Keith Jewell dead from a gunshot wound in the 400 block of W. Monroe Street.

A short time later, police were dispatched to the 1100 block of N. Lindsay Street, where they found a 55-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

The 55-year-old man told police that he was sitting in his car when a gunman opened the door and ordered him to exit the car and get on the ground. As the driver exited the car, the two got into a struggle, and the gunman shot him in the face. The victim ran to a nearby residence for help as the shooter stole the car and fled the scene.

Later that day, the stolen car was found just a few blocks away.

Police say this case remains under investigation. Anyone with further information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Michael Banush at (765) 456-7278 or the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at (765) 456-7017.

You could qualify for a cash reward by anonymously submitting a tip to the Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.