52-year-old man convicted for woman’s murder on near east side

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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.

Original Story:

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.

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