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IMPD arrests 18-year-old male in connection with Indianapolis woman’s homicide

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Posted at 6:46 PM, Jan 13, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-16 14:18:22-05

INDIANAPOLIS — An 18-year-old was arrested for his role in a homicide that occurred on the city’s west side Friday evening.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Southwest District officers responded to the 2900 block of Landola Lane on reports of a disturbance at 5:30 p.m. on January 12.

Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive adult female inside the residence with undisclosed trauma. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to court documents, 77-year-old Mary Sims was found inside a bathroom in the home with signs of trauma.

Officers later arrested 18-year-old Zakii Dawson for his alleged role in the homicide.

It is unclear the relationship between the two in court documents.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office will determine the exact cause of death.