Marques Hardiman was found guilty of murder and robbery. He was sentenced to 50 years on the murder charge plus 10 years on the robbery count, with an additional 10 years for a firearms enhancement. He plans to appeal.


BROWNSBURG, Ind.– Police say two people were arrested and face charges in connection with Monday’s deadly shooting in Brownsburg.

Marques Hardiman, 18, and Christian Edmon, 17, are now in custody for murder. Edmon, a juvenile, has been identified because his case will be tried in adult court.

According to court documents, 20-year-old Emanuel Fonville and a woman met the two at a shopping center parking lot to sell them marijuana. The woman told police that both suspects were in the back seat of the vehicle, an argument and struggle ensued during the transaction and Fonville was shot.

Investigators say Hardiman and Edmon fled the scene and witnesses were able to identify the license plate number on their vehicle.

Fonville was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Police said the license plate number traced back to Edmon, and investigators were able to find contact information in Fonville’s phone leading them to Hardiman. Court documents allege just prior to the meeting, Fonville was communicating with one of the two suspects via Snapchat.

The two suspects were taken into custody Thursday night by Brownsburg Police.

Both Hardiman and Edmon each face one count of murder and one count attempted robbery resulting in serious bodily injury.

Hardiman faces an additional count of murder, while Edmon faces one count of aiding, inducing or causing murder.

A hearing was held Friday afternoon and both are being held without bond.

FOX59 has also learned, according to court records, that Edmon was charged in early April by Wayne Township School Police for possession and dealing marijuana and possession of a firearm on school grounds.

Documents show that alleged incident took place at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. Court records show this is an active case in Marion County and that Edmon was released after posting a $20,000 surety bond.