Indianapolis News and HeadlinesIndianapolis local newsIndianapolis Crime News

Actions

Man convicted in 2019 killings of 2 men at strip club near Indianapolis Motor Speedway

club_venus_2.jpg
Posted at 8:16 AM, Nov 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-17 13:13:53-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A Marion County jury found an Indianapolis man guilty in a 2019 shooting that killed two men outside a strip club near Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Terrance Warren, 24, was convicted of two counts of murder and one count of carrying a handgun without a license in the shooting deaths of William Walker, 23, and Charles Reeves, 42, on May 11, 2019, at Club Venus located at 3535 W. 16th St.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to the shooting that happened just after 1 a.m. and found Walker in the parking lot and Reeves in the front of the business with gunshot wounds. Medics pronounced both men dead at the scene.

According to a probable cause affidavit, a disturbance occurred outside the club and surveillance video footage showed people running away and ducking.

Warren could be seen firing a handgun with Reeves walking and texting in front of the building as bullets struck the pavement before he fell to the ground.

In the video, Walker could be seen running towards a vehicle before collapsing. Warren fled the area after the shooting, court documents said.

IMPD detectives received an anonymous tip that "Man Man," later identified as Warren, was responsible for the shooting.

Court documents said the manager of Club Venus was able to identify Warren by his nickname when detectives showed him photos and said Warren was throwing money in the club the night of the shooting.

Warren later identified himself in a still photo from security footage of the shooter.

The shooting happened less than a mile from the track the night before the 2019 IndyCar Grand Prix.

Warren’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Dec. 17 in Marion County Criminal Court 28.

RELATED | Two people dead after west side strip club shooting | Safety concerns after more violence at Club Venus on Indianapolis' west side