Police arrest teen on attempted murder charge after 15-year-old shot in head

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UPDATE (August 14, 2019) — Eric Morris pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. A murder charge was dropped as part of his plea agreement. He was sentenced to 25 years, with 22.5 years executed. He’ll spend 20 years in the Indiana Department of Correction and 2.5 years in Marion County Community Corrections.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Homicide detectives arrested an 18-year-old in connection with the shooting of a 15-year-old.

Just before midnight on Tuesday, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to Franciscan St. Francis Health on Emerson Avenue after the 15-year-old was dropped off.

The teen suffered a gunshot to the head and remains in critical condition. Homicide detectives discovered that the shooting happened in the 3900 block of S. Ewing, where a shots fired call had come in earlier in the evening.

They identified 18-year-old Eric Morris as the suspect and arrested him Thursday on a preliminary charge of attempted murder.

Anyone with information about the case should call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-8477 (TIPS).

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