Teen dies from injuries sustained in Tuesday shooting, suspect in custody


Eric Morris

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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. — Police say a 15-year-old teenager who was shot on Tuesday has died from the injuries.

The teenager was dropped off  Franciscan St. Francis Health with a gunshot wound to the head and later moved to IU Health Methodist Hospital, where he died.

Police say the shooting happened on the 3900 block of S Ewing Street. They identified 18-year-old Eric Morris as the suspect and arrested him Thursday on a preliminary charge of attempted murder. Detectives will consult with the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office in updating that charge.

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