INDIANAPOLIS — A man was arrested Sunday at Indianapolis International Airport for his alleged role in the death of a man found shot on the city's west side in November.
The Marion County Prosecutor's Office charged Laseanne Strode, 23, on Monday with two counts of murder and two counts of robbery resulting in serious bodily injury in the shooting death of 42-year-old Jeffrey Herald.
Police found Herald lying on the passenger side of a white Honda Civic with a gunshot wound to the head on Nov. 27 at an apartment complex in the 5400 block of Pleasant Hill Circle, according to a probable cause affidavit.
A witness told police they heard people arguing in the parking lot followed by a "pop." They looked out the window and saw two men at the truck of the white car and a man on the ground.
The affidavit said the witness grabbed their phone to call 911 and saw the two men at the trunk grab a trash bag and run off north around the building.
Witnesses provided police with Strode's Instagram account and phone number. After the shooting, detectives "set up a ping" on Strode's cellphone, according to the affidavit.
In the following days, the phone went to Lebanon; Florida; Mississippi; and Carlsbad, California.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department announced Monday that the IMPD Violent Crimes Unit, U.S. Air Marshals and Indianapolis Airport Police detained Strode after he departed a plane on Sunday.
On June 3, 2022, a second person, Tavaris Jackson, was charged in connection with Herald's death. His charges included two counts each of murder and robbery resulting in serious bodily injury and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.
According to the probable cause affidavit for Jackson, his phone was left at the scene of the crime and detectives used phone records to track him down.
In a news release following Jackson's charges, IMPD said the community's help solved the crime.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call IMPD Det. Eric Amos at 317-327-3475 or email him at Eric.Amos@indy.gov. People can also call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.