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Aborted marijuana deal leads to attempted murder charge

Drug deals and firearms can be a dangerous combination. On March 29, a young Indianapolis man suffered a gunshot wound to his eye in what appears to be a drug-related shooting. However, despite the seriousness of his wounds, the victim was able to provide police with the name of the suspected shooter, who was apprehended a few days later and now faces serious criminal charges.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed by police, the victim left the house he shares with his girlfriend at about 10:30 p.m. He told the girlfriend that he intended to get some snacks from a nearby gas station. Five minutes later, the man returned to the apartment covered in blood and suffering from a gunshot wound to his eye. His girlfriend tried to clean him up, and he allegedly mumbled that someone tried to rob him.

The girlfriend took the victim to the hospital, where images showed that the bulled passed through his brain, nicked the carotid artery and lodged in the rear of the skull. The victim was then placed in a ventilator in the neuro-ICU. Police say that the victim was able to resist the effect of the wound and tell them that he had arranged to meet someone to complete the purchase of marijuana. The victim gave police the name of the alleged dealer, and police arrested the man on April 2 near the University of Indianapolis.

Police have not announced how the suspect will be charged, but he will undoubtedly face serious criminal charges. Anyone facing similar charges may wish to consult a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. An experienced lawyer can provide a helpful analysis of the law and evidence that will govern the case and suggest defensive strategies.

Source: RTV6, "Indianapolis man charged with attempted murder for shooting another man in the eye," Jordan Fischer, April 6, 2018

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