UPDATE (May 11, 2016) — Bradley Baldwin was found guilty of murder and attempted murder on May 11, 2016, according to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. Baldwin’s unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious felon was dismissed.
UPDATE (March 22, 2016) — Charges against Cecil Warner were dismissed on March 15, 2016, pending further investigation. Bradley Baldwin still faces a jury trial in May 2016, according to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 20, 2015) – One person was killed and another person is in critical condition after being shot in the head on the city’s near west side Tuesday morning.
The shooting occurred just before 4 a.m. in the 100 block of North Sheffield Avenue near the intersection of West Washington Street and North Belmont Avenue.
Homicide detectives arrested Cecil Warner, 37, and Bradley Baldwin, 37, on preliminary charges of murder and attempted murder. The victim has been identified as Dustin Houghton, 25, of Indianapolis.
Both patients were transported to Eskenazi Hospital. One of the men died at the hospital, and the other man is still in critical condition. IMPD said the second shooting victim is expected to survive. Police said this shooting does not appear to be a random act.
A SWAT situation later developed at a west side home connected to that shooting, police said.The situation was resolved around 9:30 a.m. Two people–a man and a woman–were taken out of the home in handcuffs.
Baldwin was arrested after he surrendered to SWAT officers. The female taken into custody during the incident was released after being questioned by detectives, who determined she was not involved.
Baldwin had two open warrants for violation of probation for intimidation and failure to return to lawful detention. Baldwin is alleged to have walked away from a work-release type program.
Baldwin has prior arrests for residential entry, burglary, robbery, possession of methamphetamine, theft, intimidation, and invasion of privacy.
Detectives tracked Warner to a residence on Belmont Avenue where he was apprehended without incident.
Warner has prior arrests for robbery, theft, domestic battery, battery, and possession of a narcotic drug. Warner also had an open warrant for a violation of probation for possession of narcotic drug.