Indianapolis is often cited for the frequency of violent crimes that occur in the city. The crimes include murder, assault, rape and robbery. Indianapolis is currently rated as the 10th most dangerous city in the country. Law enforcement authorities in Indianapolis recently made a dent in those numbers by arresting three murder suspects on the same day.
In one arrest, an Indianapolis man was arrested for the July 1 shooting in northeast Indianapolis that left a 24-year-old man dead. Police have said they believe that the shooting was an act of domestic violence. Earlier in the day, Indianapolis police announced the arrest of a man already incarcerated for an unrelated crime. The preliminary charge indicated that the man was suspected of murder and being a serious violent felon in possession of a firearm in connection with a shooting death that occurred on December 21. The third arrest involved a 19-year-old man charged with the July 16 murder of a 20-year-old man at an Eastside gas station.
All three men are currently being held in the Marion County Jail without bond. Each is awaiting a preliminary hearing at which charges will be formally announced, and each defendant will have an opportunity to enter a plea.
Police have not released any details of the investigations in the three cases or discussed how each suspect was identified. The charges in all three cases appear to involve first or second degree murder and are consequently very serious charges. Anyone facing such charges may wish to consider consulting an experienced criminal defense attorney for advice on the strength of the prosecution case and on the likelihood of negotiating a favorable plea agreement.