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16-year-old Indy boy sentenced to over two years in 15-year-old's fatal shooting

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Posted at 8:55 AM, May 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-18 13:19:35-04

FRANKLIN — A 16-year-old suburban Indianapolis boy who was charged as an adult in another teen's fatal shooting has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.

A Johnson County judge sentenced Marcus Salatin on Friday to 825 days at a juvenile detention facility on a criminal recklessness charge, and 180 days to be served concurrently on a charge of carrying a handgun without a license.

Salatin allegedly shot and killed 15-year-old Kashius Davis during an October 30, 2020, incident in the Fox Berry Tace neighborhood off Smith Valley Road. A 19-year-old man who was with Davis was wounded in the incident.

According to information from police and the prosecutor, Salatin allegedly fired four to six shots into a Jeep Cherokee with the two victims inside. The suspect lived nearby and police made a quick arrest.

Salatin has been incarcerated since shortly after the shooting, meaning he will likely only serve about seven more months in jail and could be released by the end of this year.
According to the Daily Journal,

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