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2 arrested after man, woman fatally shot in Muncie home

Posted at 7:01 AM, Jul 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-19 12:46:11-04

Editor's note: Muncie police initially said one of the victim's names is Kyndra Swift. Court documents list her name as Kyndra Skinner.

MUNCIE — Two men have been arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting two people during a suspected home invasion early Wednesday, police say.

The suspects were both being held Thursday at Delaware County Jail, according to online jail records.

They're accused of killing Malcolm Perdue, 69, and Kyndra Skinner, 51, who Muncie officers found shot while they responded about 4:57 a.m. to a home in the 2900 block of South Liberty Street. Both were later pronounced dead at the scene.

A probable cause affidavit alleges the suspects forced their way into the home while armed with guns to rob the victims before shooting them to death.

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One of the suspects was supposed to be on probation for a previous armed robbery charge, according to the affidavit.

Police haven't disclosed the exact circumstances of the shooting but say they've executed several search warrants in connection with the investigation.

"This is an ongoing homicide investigation at this time," the news release states. "... Further information will be released as the case progresses."

The suspects face charges including murder, robbery and criminal confinement with a deadly weapon.

Police are asking anyone with more information to contact detectives at 765-747-4867 or dispatchers at 765-747-4838.