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Man arrested for fatally shooting man along Cardinal Greenway in Muncie

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Feb 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-11 14:36:14-05

MUNCIE — A man was arrested Monday in Muncie after he made another man get on his knees before fatally shooting him along the Cardinal Greenway after they got into an argument in the car, according to a court document.

Muncie Police Department officers were called to a home on South Clark Street after someone reported Erik Sparks, their roommate, as missing, according to a probable cause affidavit. Through an investigation, detectives identified a 32-year-old man as the suspect.

During an interview, the man, James Harris, eventually told detectives he had an argument with Harris in the car, made him walk down the Cardinal Greenway near McGalliard Road, made him get down on his knees and shot him, according to the affidavit. The man then said he "blacked out and came out of it" before he realized what happened and saw Harris on the ground.

Officers searched along the trail and found Harris' body covered in snow and blood splatter in the area, according to the affidavit.

On Friday, Delaware County Prosecutor Eric Hoffman announced formal charges against Harris. He is facing two counts of murder, criminal confinement, obstruction of justice and theft.

An initial hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Wednesday.