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Charges against suspect in Indianapolis gas station murder dropped

Problems with evidence, says prosecutor
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Posted at 4:44 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 17:07:10-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Trial was supposed to begin Monday for the suspect in the May 2018 murder of a northeast side Indianapolis gas station employee.

Instead, Antonio Eubanks is a free man. Charges have been dismissed, according to the Marion County Prosecutor's office, which cited "evidentiary problems" related to the case.

50-year-old Sheriff Jallow was working the overnight shift at the Shell station at East 34th and North Sherman Drive in May 2018. It's in an area of the city prone to violent crime.

As he left work, Jallow was gunned down in the parking lot. According to a probable cause affidavit, a dozen or more bullets were fired by a person who had been waiting for Jallow to leave the business.

About five months later, police arrested Antonio Eubanks. Security camera video and a witness account led police to the Indianapolis man who lived near the murder scene.

The probable cause indicates Eubanks was mad at Jallow over an earlier incident at the gas station. Eubanks and his girlfriend were locked inside the business by Jallow when a fight broke out between other people.