Franklin police arrest 2 men after 18-year-old killed in Boys & Girls Club parking lot


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UPDATE (January 29, 2020): The Franklin Police Department said the weapons used in the murder of Donovan Burdine are believed to have been recovered. The investigation is still ongoing.

FRANKLIN, Ind. – Police say tips from the community helped them arrest two suspects in the death of an 18-year-old in Franklin.

Emilio Garcia (L) and Roger Miller (R)

Police arrested 20-year-old Emilio Garcia for felony murder, robbery and other charges. They also arrested 21-year old Roger Miller. Police believe he was driving the getaway car, and he is charged with assisting a criminal.

The shooting happened Saturday around 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Boys and Girls Club of Johnson County.

Medics pronounced the 18-year-old dead at the scene. On Tuesday, the victim was identified as Donovan Isaiah Burdine, 18. Burdine's cause of death was ruled as multiple gunshot wounds.

Shortly after the shooting, investigators released surveillance photos of a "red Dodge Dart or similar vehicle" that was possibly involved in the crime.

Police arrested the suspects less than a day after releasing the photos. Franklin Police Chief Kirby Cochran told FOX59 News that tips from the community, "played a huge role" in leading to the arrests.

This is the Franklin Police Department’s first homicide investigation in six years.

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