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People We've Lost: These are the Indianapolis homicide victims of 2022

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Posted at 5:04 PM, Jan 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-19 16:07:06-05

INDIANAPOLIS — This city saw a record-breaking 271 homicides in 2021.

Another 10 people were killed in parts of Marion County not patrolled by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

In 2022, WRTV is again working to remember the people whose lives were lost, and the impact of their deaths on family, friends and the community.

These victims are more than numbers. They are sons and daughters. They leave behind people who loved them.

Here are their names and the details we have on how they died. With the help of their loved ones, we will show you their faces and share their stories.

If your friend or loved one is on this list, or if your life has been impacted by homicide, we'd like to hear from you. Contact WRTV reporter Vic Ryckaert at or on Twitter at @vicryc.

MORE | People We've Lost: These are the Indianapolis homicide victims of 2021


Jan. 16
Da Tara Johnson, 18
4100 block of Creek Way
What happened: Da Tara Johnson died at the hospital after she was shot about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at an apartment complex in the 4100 block of Creek Way, just south of East Hanna Avenue on the southeast side.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: 18-year-old woman dies after shooting on southeast side of Indianapolis

Jan. 15
Aaron Levi, 34
3500 block of Kinnear Avenue
What happened: Aaron Levi was shot to death about 2 p.m. Jan. 15 on the north side in the 3500 block of Kinnear Avenue, near East 34th Street and North Keystone Avenue. Two other men were wounded in shootings about the same time, police said.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: 1 dead, 2 wounded in shootings on north side of Indianapolis

Jan. 8
Penny Turner, 34
1400 block of South Belmont Avenue
What happened: Officers found Penny Turner stabbed to death about 11 p.m. Jan. 8 inside a residence in the 1400 block of South Belmont Avenue, southwest of South Harding Street and West Morris Street.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: IMPD: Officers find dead person inside house after burglary call

Jan. 8
Jamal Lewis, 17
3100 block of Bonham Drive
What happened: Jamal Lewis, 17, was shot and killed about 1 a.m. Jan. 8 outside a house in the 3100 block of Bonham Drive, near West 30th Street and West Kessler Boulevard North Drive.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: 17-year-old killed in shooting outside house in Indianapolis

Jan. 7
Derrick K. Mooney Jr., 29
1300 block of Bolton Avenue
What happened: Derrick K. Mooney Jr. was shot and killed about 11 p.m. Jan. 7 inside a vehicle on the east side in the 1300 block of Bolton Avenue. This is near East 10th Street and North Arlington Avenue.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man found shot and killed inside car on Bolton Avenue in Indianapolis

Jan. 7
Latia Scott, 29
6100 block of Nelson Place
What happened: Police say Dewayne Autman, 30, shot and killed Latia Scott, 29, before killing himself in a home in the 6100 block of Nelson Place, near East 10th Street and North Arlington Avenue. Officers found the bodies during a welfare check about 10 a.m. Jan. 7.
Disposition: Solved
More: 2 people dead after murder-suicide inside home on east side of Indianapolis

Jan. 6
LaRon Eskew, 44
720 Eskenazi Avenue (Eskenazi Hospital)
What happened: LaRon Eskew died at Eskenazi Hospital after police say he was possibly involved in a fight at Lava Lounge, 6300 block of Guilford Avenue in Broad Ripple, about 1 a.m. Jan. 6.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Police believe man who died at Eskenazi was shot after Broad Ripple fight

Jan. 3
John Coleman Jr., 57
1000 block of Centennial Street
What happened: John Coleman Jr. died at a hospital after police say he was intentionally struck by a hit-and-run driver about 9:15 a.m. Jan. 3 on the east side in the 1000 block of Centennial Street. Marion County prosecutors on Jan. 13 charged James D. Gary with murder in Coleman's death.
Disposition: Arrest
More: IMPD arrests man after January hit-and-run homicide

Jan. 3
Julian Rayner, 19
1600 block of Fogelson Drive
What happened: Julian Rayner was shot in a car about 2 p.m. Jan. 3 on the east side in the 1600 block of Fogelson Drive, a neighborhood south of East 21st Street and North German Church Road. Raynor was taken to an Indianapolis hospital in critical condition and later died.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: IMPD: Man found shot in car on east side dies at hospital

Jan. 1
Shane Furman, 39
2200 block of West Walnut Street
What happened: Shane Furman was shot to death about 7:20 p.m. Jan. 1 on the west side in the 2200 block of West Walnut Street, near West Michigan Street and North Belmont Avenue.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man fatally shot Saturday on West Walnut Street in Indianapolis

Jan. 1
Genaro Dominguez Hipolito, 35
2800 block of Madison Avenue
What happened: Genaro Dominguez Hipolito was stabbed to death in the parking lot of a south-side restaurant in the 2800 block of Madison Avenue about 3:15 a.m. Jan. 1. He was the first homicide victim of 2021.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man fatally stabbed on south side in 1st homicide of 2022 in Indianapolis