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Homicide suspect wore monitoring device during shooting: records

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Posted at 6:44 PM, Feb 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-08 20:07:42-05

UPDATE: The Marion County Coroner's Office has identified the victim as Marlin Kiser, 29.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Sunday arrest of a homicide suspect was due in part to surveillance footage and a GPS tracking bracelet he was wearing at the time he opened fire.

A probable cause affidavit says Andre Johnson waited for the victim, 29-year-old Marlin Kiser, for nearly two hours before the shooting.

Police began their investigation about 8:30 p.m. Saturday when they were dispatched to a home in the 10200 block of Aristocrat Drive North for a report of a person shot.

There, the victim was found lying wounded next to his truck. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Police discovered eight shell casings in a nearby parking lot.

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Officers later discovered surveillance footage that showed the gunman left the scene in a black Ford F-150 registered under his own name, according to the affidavit.

Footage also showed the suspect ambushed the victim before fleeing the scene.

The Ford's owner was then matched to a monitoring device which led police directly to his home in the 900 block of Drexel Avenue.

A SWAT team was sent to his home and he was placed under arrest without further incident about 1:54 a.m. Sunday.

Police believe the two men knew each other said there is no threat to public safety.

Johnson is charged with murder and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. A jury trial is scheduled for April 18, according to online court records.

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