IMPD arrests two teens who police say killed a man, shot and robbed multiple people


Mug shots of Zion Smith (left) and Jaquisha Love (right)

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Update (March 16, 2018) -- The pair was found guilty on all counts.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – IMPD detectives arrested two teenagers for their alleged roles in murder, attempted murder, and multiple robberies.

According to police, Jaquisha Love, 18, and Zion Smith, 16, murdered a man and critically injured his female passenger on July 19 just after midnight in the 3300 block of Robson Street.

Detectives determined a possible link to another robbery and shooting that occurred the same day around 3:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of Wallace Avenue. In that case, officers found three people who had been shot. One victim was seriously injured, and the other two victims were listed in stable condition.

Again on July 19, just after 4 a.m. officers were called to the 4000 block of East 12th Street on a report of a person shot. The person shot in that incident was later identified as Smith. He had a gunshot wound to his right eye. Police found Love with Smith and they took him into custody for narcotics possession.

During the investigation, detectives determined the pair was linked to another robbery and shooting that occurred on July 18, 2016 in the 3500 block of East 10th Street. In that instance, they allegedly shot at a victim several times.

Smith and Love have been charged with murder, several attempted murders, and several robberies. Smith is being charged as an adult.

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