Teenager shot, killed in first homicide of 2014

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 2, 2014) – An Indianapolis teenager was shot and killed in the first homicide of 2014 Thursday morning.

Police identified the victim as 16-year-old Tyrell Alford of Indianapolis.

The incident occurred on the city’s near east side around 12:45 a.m. near the intersection of S. Temple Ave. and Graydon St.

Officers said the teen was walking down the street when several people approached him. A fight ensued and a shot was fired. The suspects ran away.

Police sent out K-9 to look for the suspects, but snow covered up their tracks.

Anyone with information about the case should call police at 317.327.3475 or Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS (8477). Callers can also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274627 (CRIMES).

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