Supermarkets are not generally thought to be a common site for violent crime, but a brief fight in the dairy department of a Kroger's supermarket in south Indianapolis has resulted in what Indianapolis Metropolitan Police have characterized as a suspected homicide. Criminal charges in the incident have already been filed.
Police were called to the scene shortly after 8:15 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017. They found a man lying in an aisle in the dairy department with an apparent gunshot wound. Witnesses told police that another man ran from the store shortly after the shooting occurred. The man allegedly stole an automobile from a customer in the parking lot and attempted to flee. The man who was found by the police inside the store died from his wounds at the scene.
Police searched the nearby vicinity and located the allegedly stolen car. The driver attempted to evade the police, but he crashed the car into several parked vehicles. After a short foot chase, police were able to apprehend the man. He was arrested and jailed. Authorities have charged the man with murder, and other charges may be added, according to the prosecutor's office.
Many details about this crime are missing. At the moment, the police department's report is the only source of information about the alleged crime. In a situation like this one, an experienced criminal defense lawyer may be able to find a number of weak spots in the prosecution's case. Perhaps a defendant was acting in self-defense. Anyone facing similar charges may wish to consult knowledgeable criminal defense attorney for advice on various defenses.
Source: Indy Daily Channel, "Man shot, killed in Indy Kroger, suspect arrested and charged with murder," Victoria T. Davis, Oct. 23, 2017