INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police arrested a 19-year-old accused of murdering a man in the Skateland parking lot early Monday morning.
Damon Lewis Jr. is accused of killing Justin Anderson during an adult skate night at the skating rink.
According to court records, Lewis rolled down his passenger side window and shot Anderson in the back on the side of this business.
As the suspect’s car sped away, Anderson pushed his fiancée out of the way so she wouldn’t get hit by the gunfire.
“All I want is justice done for my son. I’m a crying and hurt mother who lost my baby and I want justice to be served,” said Polly Anderson.
Polly says her son Justin was nicknamed Scatter by his family and leaves behind 4 young kids.
“He was my baby and I miss him already and I want justice served. I keep saying over and over I want justice served,” said Polly.
According to the arrest affidavit, “The incident stems from bickering and fighting among members of a large family over custody issues involving a 13-year-old child.”
Police reports show Lewis had gotten into a fight with Anderson’s cousin at a church on east 19th street a week before the killing, but Anderson himself was not involved in either dispute.
“He wasn’t involved in none of that. It wasn’t his battle. The custody battle or nothing was his,” said Polly.
Prosecutors say Lewis and the driver of the car eventually turned themselves in and Lewis confessed to the shooting.
Anderson’s mother says she has a question for Lewis and the getaway driver who has not yet been charged with a crime.
“What would make you pull the trigger and take my sons life? What did he do to make you take his life? And I want the driver to come to justice just as much as the shooter,” said Polly.
Lewis continues to be held without bond while the case is investigated.
He faces a preliminary charge of murder. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make a charging decision.