Police on June 10 arrested 32-year-old Tonika Miller for her alleged role in the death of Dashawn Roscoe. Miller is facing charges of reckless homicide and two counts of neglect of a dependent.
INDIANAPOLIS — A man was shot and killed early Friday morning on the northeast side of Indianapolis, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
At about 2 a.m., police were called to the 10100 block of Tinton Court, near 42nd Street and Mitthoefer Road.
Officers arrived to find a man with at least one gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified him as 41-year-old Dashawn Roscoe.
IMPD said detectives learned there was a disturbance between Roscoe and another individual, and at some point during the disturbance, Roscoe was shot.
“We don’t have a lot of info, but I can tell you there’s no an immediate threat to the area at this time,” said IMPD Captain Don Weilhammer.
Police later clarified that they were able to interview the suspected shooter. That person was interviewed and released from custody pending further investigation.
The death marks the fourth homicide in Carriage House East apartment complex in less than a year.
That has some community leaders looking at what changes can be made to try and prevent any more violence.
In January of this year, police believe 29-year-old Marlin Kiser was murdered by one of his childhood friends following a dispute over a girl in the same complex. An arrest was made in that case.
In April, 69-year-old Aron Thompson died after being wounded on Pineneedle Court earlier in the year.
Last July, also on Pineneedle, 65-year-old Michael McDowell was shot to death.
“We do have a problem over there now, so we’re going to have to go there,” said Reverend Charles Harrison.
In recent years reverend Harrison’s group, the Ten Point Coalition, has patrolled the neighborhood between Mitthoeffer and German Church south of 42nd street.
The Carriage House East apartments sit just north of 42nd.
Harrison said Ten Point may have to shift some of its focus to that complex in the future.
“Maybe we’re going to have to adjust because we have a problem on the north side which is just outside of our patrol area,” said Harrison. “We’ve had four in a year, so we’re going to shift into that area now.”
Ultimately it will be up to the prosecutor’s office to decide if criminal charges should be filed in the overnight homicide or not.
Management at the Carriage House issued the following statement:
“Resident safety at Carriage House East is our highest priority, and we mourn the loss of life that resulted from another unfortunate incident of domestic violence. We are cooperating with law enforcement and have shared valuable footage from our video surveillance safety system that is part of a multi-million dollar investment that we have made in this community to enhance resident safety. As always, we will review this incident and look for ways to improve.”
Anyone with information should call detective Michael McWhorter at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or email the detective at Michael.McWhorter2@indy.gov. The public can also submit tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana and may be eligible for a cash reward.