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Suspect in December Adams Street double homicide arrested

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Posted at 8:03 PM, Dec 15, 2021
and last updated 2022-01-06 19:36:16-05

UPDATE: On Jan. 6, 2022, IMPD announced a suspect in Patton and Perry's deaths was arrested. The 27-year-old man was arrested in Illinois on Dec. 29, 2021, for an unrelated warrant and then preliminarily charged with murder on Jan. 6.

WRTV does not name suspects until formal charges have been filed.

ORIGINAL STORY:

INDIANAPOLIS — Two men were found dead Wednesday in a home on Indianapolis' northeast side, police said.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were dispatched on a welfare check just after 5 p.m. Wednesday in the 2300 block of Adams Street.

IMPD Officer Samone Burris said police found two men who were unresponsive and suffering from “apparent trauma” inside the home. Medics pronounced 30-year-old Dominic Patton and 35-year-old James Perry dead at the scene. Police have classified both deaths as homicide.

The Marion County Coroner's Office determined the men died from "multiple sharp force traumatic injuries."

The deaths remain under investigation, anyone with information is asked to contact IMPD Det. Jose Torres at 317-327-3475 or Jose.Torres@indy.gov or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.