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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 2022-06-08 12:49:09-04

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 to Indianapolis violence, 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 victor.ryckaert@wrtv.com or on Twitter at @vicryc.

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

May

May 31
Lon Powe, 21
Gunshot
10100 block of Tinton Court
What happened: Lon Powe was shot and killed about 11:15 a.m. May 31 on a patio at a west-side apartment complex in the 7000 block of Mariner Way. Family members described Powe as a hard worker and a kind man. They told WRTV that this was his one day off and they don’t know who would have killed him.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man found shot to death on patio at apartment complex on Indy's west side

May 30

Xavier Fairley
Xavier Fairley

Xavier Fairley 17
Gunshot
6700 block of Twig Place
What happened: Xavier Fairley was critically wounded about midnight May 30 in a shooting at a southwest-side apartment complex in the 6700 block of Twig Place, near West Southport Road and Mann Road. Fairley died at a hospital.
Fairley's mom Rebecca Ridpath told WRTV her son cared for others and had a bright future ahead of him. He was planning to attend Arizona State University on a scholarship this fall, she said. "He just loved everybody, wanted to help everybody,"she said. "He learned sign language because his best friend's whole family was deaf. He learned how to speak Swedish because there was a foreign exchange student that didn't have anybody to talk to, so he came home and taught himself Swedish so he could talk to this girl so she wouldn't feel all by herself."
Disposition: Unsolved
More: 17-year-old shot and killed at apartment complex on Indianapolis' southwest side

May 27
Dashawn Roscoe, 41
Gunshot
10100 block of Tinton Court
What happened: Dashawn Roscoe was shot to death about 2 a.M May 27 at a northeast-side apartment complex in the 10100 block of Tinton Court, near East 42nd Street and North Mitthoefer Road.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man shot and killed at apartment complex in Indianapolis

May 19
Taylor George, 24
Gunshot
300 block of North Meridian Street
What happened: Taylor George was stabbed to death about 5 p.m. May 19 during a fight in Downtown Indianapolis in the 300 block of North Meridian Street.
Marion County prosecutors formally charged Agripino Rodriguez Rivera, 43, with murder on May 24, records show.
Disposition: Arrest
More: Woman fatally stabbed during fight at Meridian and Vermont in Downtown Indianapolis: Police | IMPD: Man accused of taking pictures of woman before fatally stabbing her | City leaders say downtown Indianapolis remains safe despite recent violence

May 19
Ezra Porter, 23
Gunshot
3600 block of Illinois Street
What happened: Ezra Porter was found shot to death about 2:30 a.m. May 19 near a parked car in the 3600 block of Illinois Street. The car running car and had music playing, police said.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man dies after officers find him shot near parked car in Indianapolis

May 15 (died May 20)

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Timmy Lewis, left, was shot on May 15, 2022 on Harlan Street.

Timothy Lewis II, 27
Gunshot
1600 block of Harlan Street
What happened: Timothy Lewis II, 27, was critically wounded about 3:15 p.m. May 15 in shooting in the 1600 block of Harlan Street. He died on May 20. Marion County prosecutors charged John May II, 44, with murder and a handgun offense in connection with Lewis's death, records show. Lewis's twin brother Tyler told WRTV that the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute. "Think about it before you do it, once you pull the trigger it’s too late," Tyler Lewis said. "Domestic violence isn’t worth it, there is plenty of people out there for everybody."
Disposition: Arrest
More: Family of weekend shooting victim wants to see an end to gun violence | IMPD arrests man after shooting on Harlan Street in Indianapolis | Timothy Lewis, man shot Sunday on Harlan Street, dies, according to family

May 15
Bobby Joe Dodson, 32
Gunshot
6400 block of West Washington Street
What happened: Bobby Joe Dodson was shot to death about 8 a.m. May 15 outside a building in the 6400 block of West Washington Street on the west side of Indianapolis.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: IMPD investigating homicide after man found dead outside west side building

May 26, 2021 (died May 3)
Keandre Coleman, 25
Gunshot
3400 block of Hawthorne Lane
What happened: Keandre Coleman died May 3 of injuries he suffered a year before in a shooting at Wes Montgomery Park on the city's northeast side. Coleman, then 24, was wounded by gunshots about 3:30 p.m. on May 26, 2021. Officers found him in a car at the park in the 3400 block of Hawthorne Lane in "extremely critical condition." Keith L. Bryant, 24 at the time, was named a suspect in the shooting and was charged in July 2021 with attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. However, the Marion County Prosecutor's Office dismissed those charges in November, police said.
Bryant is currently being held at Pendleton Correctional Facility on felony charges including several counts of robbery with armed or bodily injury and criminal confinement and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, Indiana Department of Correction records show.
Bryant is not eligible for release until December 2028, according to DOC records.
Disposition: Solved
More: Man dies after shooting last May at Wes Montgomery Park, prompting homicide investigation

May 3
Gary Underwood, 46
Gunshot
1800 block of North Rural Street
What happened: Gary Underwood was critically injured about 1:30 p.m. May 3 when he was shot during an attempted carjacking at an east-side gas station in the 1800 block of North Rural Street. Underwood died at a hospital.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man fatally shot during carjacking at gas station in Near Eastside, Indianapolis police say

May 3 (died May 4)
Kadelo Reidenbach, 15
Gunshot
3400 block of Caroline Avenue
What happened: Marvin Walker Jr., 25, Anthony Morman, 31, and Kadelo Reidenbach, 15, were shot about 3 a.m. May 3 in the 3400 block of Caroline Avenue. Walker and Morman died at the scene. Reidenbach died on May 4 at a hospital.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: 15-year-old boy among 4 killed in overnight shootings in Indianapolis

May 3
Anthony Morman, 31
Gunshot
3400 block of Caroline Avenue
What happened: Marvin Walker Jr., 25, Anthony Morman, 31, and Kadelo Reidenbach, 15, were shot about 3 a.m. May 3 in the 3400 block of Caroline Avenue. Walker and Morman died at the scene. Reidenbach died on May 4 at a hospital.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: 15-year-old boy among 4 killed in overnight shootings in Indianapolis

May 3
Marvin Walker Jr., 25
Gunshot
3400 block of Caroline Avenue
What happened: Marvin Walker Jr., 25, Anthony Morman, 31, and Kadelo Reidenbach, 15, were shot about 3 a.m. May 3 in the 3400 block of Caroline Avenue. Walker and Morman died at the scene. Reidenbach died on May 4 at a hospital.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: 15-year-old boy among 4 killed in overnight shootings in Indianapolis

May 3
Aaron Jackson Jr., 35
Gunshot
2500 block of North Sherman Drive
What happened: Aaron Jackson Jr. was shot to death inside a vehicle about 2 a.m. May 3 in the 2500 block of North Sherman Drive.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: 15-year-old boy among 4 killed in overnight shootings in Indianapolis

May 2
Harpreet Singh, 28
Gunshot
6400 block of Jaguar Place
What happened: Harpreet Singh was found suffering traumatic injuries about 11:30 a.m. May 2 inside a vehicle on the city's west side in the 6400 block of Jaguar Place.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Homicide investigation underway after man's death on Indianapolis' west side, cops say

May 2
Jose Mathis, 44
Gunshot
3200 block of East 42nd Street
What happened: Jose Mathis was found shot to death about 9:30 a.m. May 2 at the former Indianapolis Public School #11 building, 3202 E. 42nd St., on the city's northeast side.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man found shot to death building under renovation

April

April 30
Bobbie Gene Hill, 74
Gunshot
12500 block of Teacup Way, Lawrence
What happened: Bobbie Gene Hill, 74, was stabbed about 10 a.m. April 30 by a family member at a home in the 12500 block of Teacup Way in Lawrence, police said. Hill died at a hospital. On May 2, Marion County prosecutors charged Eric Futrell with murder.
Disposition: Arrest
More: Man dies after being stabbed by family member in Lawrence

April 29

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Naya Ruffin

Naya Ruffin, 22
Gunshot
5700 block of San Paulo Circle
What happened: Naya Ruffin was shot to death about 1 a.m. April 29 at a northeast-side apartment complex in the 5700 block of San Paulo Circle. “Naya did not deserve this," Alexis Coats, Ruffin’s older sister, told WRTV. "This wasn’t her doing. She wasn’t running in the streets. She was a scholar student. This had nothing to do with her. She would never put herself in this situation. Justice is everything. (The person that did this) deserves to hurt as much as we are hurting.”
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Woman dead after shooting at apartments on northeast side of Indianapolis | Family members seek justice for Naya Ruffin

April 28
Kenuel Thompson, 27
Gunshot
2900 block of West Kessler Boulevard North Drive
What happened: Kenuel Thompson died and another person was critically injured about 2 a.m. April 28 in a shooting on the west side in the parking lot of a strip mall in the 2900 block of West Kessler Boulevard North Drive. Police said the shooting could have been connected to an online merchandise exchange.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: One dead, one critical after shooting in food mart parking lot in Indianapolis

April 25 (died April 29)
Jesus Chan Mazariegos, 70
Trauma
4400 block of Mission Drive
What happened: Jesus Chan Mazariegos was found beaten about 5:38 p.m. April 25 at a northwest-side home n the 4400 block of Mission Drive. Mazariegos died about 10 a.m. on April 29. On May 27, Marion County prosecutors charged Joshua Dye, 30, with murder and robbery in Mazariegos's death.
Disposition: Arrest
More: Man charged in robbery-turned-homicide on Indianapolis' northwest side

April 25
Ngun Tha Peng 18
Gunshot
8800 block of St. Peter Street
What happened: Ngun Tha Peng was critically injured about 2:45 p.m. April 25 in a shooting in the 8800 block of St. Peter Street, near Madison Avenue and County Line Road. Peng later died at a hospital. Marion County prosecutors on May 17 charged Roberto Melendrez-Moran, 23, with murder, dealing cocaine, possessing cocaine and dealing marijuana in Peng's death.
Disposition: Arrest
More: Person dies following south side shooting Monday afternoon

April 25
Tyvon Moore, 19
Gunshot
First block of North Gray Street
What happened: Tyvon Moore was critically wounded about 5:20 a.m. April 25 in a shooting in a home in the first block of North Gray Street, just north of East Washington Street on the east side. Moore died at a hospital. On May 2, Marion County prosecutors charged David Villanueva of Indianapolis with murder in the death of Moore.
Disposition: Arrest
More: Person found shot inside home on east side of Indianapolis dies

April 24
Mark McIntire 74
Gunshot
1700 block of Countryside Drive
What happened: Mark McIntire, 74, and Janet McIntire, 70, were shot to death about 2:20 p.m. April 24 at a home in the 1700 block of Countryside Drive. Dean Farmer, 81, shot both victims then killed himself as police surrounded the home, IMPD said.
Disposition: Solved
More: Eight killed, several injured after weekend violence in Indianapolis

April 24
Janet McIntire, 70
Gunshot
1700 block of Countryside Drive
What happened: Mark McIntire, 74, and Janet McIntire, 70, were shot to death about 2:20 p.m. April 24 at a home in the 1700 block of Countryside Drive. Dean Farmer, 81, shot both victims then killed himself as police surrounded the home, IMPD said.
Disposition: Solved
More: Eight killed, several injured after weekend violence in Indianapolis

April 24
Irene Williams, 36
Gunshot
4000 block of Stratford Court
What happened: William Davis, 41, and Irene Williams, 36, were shot to death about 6:30 a.m. April 24 outside of a building in the 4000 block of Stratford Court in a neighborhood near 38th Street and Franklin Road.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Four dead after three shootings across Indianapolis

April 24
William Davis, 41
Gunshot
4000 block of Stratford Court
What happened: William Davis, 41, and Irene Williams, 36, were shot to death about 6:30 a.m. April 24 outside of a building in the 4000 block of Stratford Court in a neighborhood near 38th Street and Franklin Road.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Four dead after three shootings across Indianapolis

April 24
Hector Sosa-Mendoza, 30
Gunshot
4000 block of Alsace Place
What happened: Hector Sosa-Mendoza was wounded in a shooting in the 4000 block of Alsace Place about 1:30 p.m. April 24. The neighborhood is near 38th Street and Franklin Road. Sosa-Mendoza died at an Indianapolis hospital.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Four dead after three shootings across Indianapolis

April 23

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Eric Preer

Eric Preer, 31
Gunshot
1900 block of North College Avenue
What happened: Eric Preer was shot to death about 7:40 p.m. April 23 in the 1900 block of North College Avenue. On May 1, the Marion County Prosecutor's Office charged Jalen Frierson, 21, and Hakeem Jackson, 20, both of Indianapolis, with murder, robbery and being serious violent felons in possession of firearms for their alleged roles in Preer's death. Cierra Preer told WRTV her brother was working at a smoke shop when the suspects tried to rob him. "I'm sad and I'm heartbroken because not only did my brother lose his life, but multiple people lost their lives,” Cierra Preer said. “It's not fair. Families are crying people are grieving this has got to stop."
Disposition: Arrest
More: Four dead after three shootings across Indianapolis | Charges filed against 7 people for recent homicides: MCPO | Eight killed, several injured after weekend violence in Indianapolis

April 22
Jahmal Houston, 19
Gunshot
3300 block of West St. Clair Street
What happened: Jahmal Houston was shot and wounded about 5:30 p.m. April 22 on the west side in the 3300 block of West St. Clair Street. Houston died at an Indianapolis hospital. On May 3, Marion County prosecutor's charged Anthony Spearmon, 16, and Comfort Glass, 17, with murder and robbery in the death of Houston.
Disposition: Arrest
More: Man shot dead on Indianapolis' west side, police say |Charges filed against 7 people for recent homicides: MCPO

April 21
Terrence McLean, 30
Gunshot
4300 block of Stouffer Lane
What happened: Terrence McLean was critically wounded in a shooting about 6 p.m. April 21 on the northeast side of Indianapolis in the 4300 block of Stouffer Lane. He died at an Indianapolis hospital. IMPD records show that detectives have solved this case but they have not yet released information about the suspect.
Disposition: Solved
More: Man shot Thursday on northeast side of Indianapolis dies at hospital

April 18
Sheridan Tom Jr., 32
Gunshot
2300 block of East Werges Avenue
What happened: Sheridan Tom Jr. was found shot to death about 2 p.m. April 18 in the front yard of a southeast-side home in the 2300 block of East Werges Avenue, a neighborhood south of East Troy Avenue and South Keystone Avenue.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man found dead after shooting on Werges Avenue in Indianapolis

April 17 (died April 18)
Jujuan Finch Jr., 24
Gunshot
2700 block of South State Avenue
What happened: Jujuan Finch Jr. was critically wounded about 1:30 a.m. April 17 in a shooting on the southeast side in the 2700 block of South State Avenue. Finch died at the hospital on April 18.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man shot early Sunday morning on southeast side of Indianapolis dies

April 17
Jamear Powell, 19
Gunshot
2900 block of Madison Avenue
What happened: Jamear Powell was shot to death about midnight April 17 in a parking lot of a Popeye's restaurant in the 2900 block of Madison Avenue on the south side. About an hour later, two people walked into Eskenazi Hospital; one had injuries consistent with being shot and the other had a nonpenetrating gunshot wound. Investigators believe the cases are related to the shooting that killed Powell. No one was arrested.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: 1 dead, six shot in Indianapolis from Saturday night into Sunday

April 15
Varnel Stamps, 47
Gunshot
5300 block of Holly Springs Drive West
What happened: Summer Stamps and her father Varnel Stamps were killed about 1:30 p.m. April 15 in a shooting in a northwest-side apartment in the 5300 block of Holly Springs Drive West. Police say Summer Stamp's boyfriend Kris Martin, 26, shot both victims before shooting himself in a murder-suicide. Family members told WRTV Varnel Stamps had been helping his daughter move out of the apartment she shared with Martin.
Disposition: Solved
More: Three people found dead after shooting at apartment complex on Indianapolis' northwest side | 'She did not deserve this': Advocates say Indianapolis triple-shooting tied to domestic violence

April 15

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Summer Stamps

Summer Stamps, 22
Gunshot
5300 block of Holly Springs Drive West
What happened: Summer Stamps and her father Varnel Stamps were killed about 1:30 p.m. April 15 in a shooting in a northwest-side apartment in the 5300 block of Holly Springs Drive West. Police say Summer Stamp's boyfriend Kris Martin, 26, shot both victims before fatally shooting himself. Family members told WRTV Varnel Stamps had been helping his daughter move out of the apartment she shared with Martin.
Disposition: Solved
More: Three people found dead after shooting at apartment complex on Indianapolis' northwest side | 'She did not deserve this': Advocates say Indianapolis triple-shooting tied to domestic violence

April 14
Amber Rigers, 33
Gunshot
8100 block of Lafayette Road
What happened: Amber Rigers was critically wounded in a shooting about 3 a.m. April 14 in the 8100 block of Lafayette Road on the northwest side. Rigers died at the hospital on April 16.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Two killed in Indy in separate incidents within minutes of each other Thursday morning

April 14
Dustin Jermaine Evans, 36
Gunshot
2900 block of North Sherman Drive
What happened: Dustin Jermaine Evans was shot to death about 2:45 a.m. April 14 in the 2900 block of North Sherman Drive. Officers at the scene told WRTV they were searching for a black Ford F-150 pickup truck that may have fled the scene shortly after the shooting.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Two killed in Indy in separate incidents within minutes of each other Thursday morning

April 12
Antonio M. Hoskins, 25
Gunshot
West 18th and Montcalm streets
What happened: Antonio M. Hoskins was shot to death about 5 a.m. April 12 near Montcalm Street and West 18th Street on the northwest side.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: One dead after early morning shooting in Indianapolis

April 10

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Michael Duerson III, 16
Gunshot
5600 block of East 30th Street
What happened: Michael Duerson III was critically wounded about 10 p.m. April 10 in a shooting on the east side in the 5600 block of East 30th Street. He died at an area hospital. "He was smart. He was loving. He was fun. He was everything to me," Michael's mother Antionette Lanier said during a vigil at the intersection where her son was shot. "I want my son. I love that his friends and his family came, but that's not going to bring my son back." Dozens of people prayed and called for justice at the vigil just days after the shooting. "We are upset, and we need help," said Antonio Lanier, Michael's grandfather. "We need help from this community. We don't need people holding secrets."
Disposition: Unsolved
More: 16-year-old shot, killed on Indianapolis' east side | Family, community gather at site where Indy teen became one of Indy's latest homicide victims

April 10
Belansky Fanord, 24
Gunshot
4200 block of West 38th Street
What happened: Belansky Fanord died and five others were injured in a northwest-side shooting that stemmed from a fight at a birthday party about 3:20 a.m. April 10. Fanord was found dead inside a building. The injured victims are four men ages 29, 37, 31, and 33 and a woman, 21.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man killed, 5 others wounded in shooting at birthday party on northwest side: Indianapolis police

April 9
Sebastian Reyes, 56
Gunshot
600 block of West 39th Street
What happened: Sebastian Reyes was shot and wounded about 3:45 p.m. April 9 in an alley behind a home on the north side in the 600 block of West 39th Street. Reyes died at an area hospital.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man found shot in alley, later dies at hospital: Indianapolis police

April 2
Deja Morse, 27
Gunshot
6900 block of Eagle Highlands Way
What happened: Deja Morse was shot about 2 p.m. April 2 at JD's Pub and Grill on the northwest side. She and three other people were later in a car crash on I-65 between Martin Luther King Jr. Street and 38th Street on their way to a hospital. Morse later died at an area hospital. Police said the owner of the bar was operating without a liquor license for the last year. Delron Cook, a friend of Morse, said, “Deja was beautiful. Deja was the life of the party. Deja was a vibe. She demanded attention the moment she walked into the room." He added, "You don’t want it to happen to someone close. It's things that could be changed with a simple conversation. When you got liquor involved, there is no telling what could happen."
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Woman shot at Indianapolis pub later dies on I-65 en route to hospital: Police

March

March 30
J'mel Dowdell, 43
Gunshot
9400 block of Timber View Drive
What happened: J'mel Dowdell was shot about 10 p.m. March 30 near Castleton in the 9400 block of Timber View Drive on the north side. Dowdell died at an area hospital.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: One dead after shooting near Castleton in Indianapolis

March 28 (died March 29)

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Tommy Casey Jr was killed in late March 2022. His family remembers him for who he was.

Tommy Ray Casey Jr. 54
Trauma
100 block of South Catherwood Avenue
What happened: Tommy Ray Casey Jr. was found suffering some kind of trauma about 9 a.m. March 28 in an east-side home near Irvington in the 100 block of South Catherwood Avenue. Casey died at an area hospital on March 29.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man's death near Irvington being investigated by IMPD homicide detectives | Family of homicide victim shares stories about their loved one

March 21
Nathan Wills, 69
Gunshot
3600 block of Arthington Boulevard
What happened: Nathan Wills was found shot about 11:30 p.m. March 21 in the yard of a northwest-side home in the 3600 block of Arthington Boulevard. Wills died at an area hospital;.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man found shot, lying in someone's yard in Indianapolis dies

March 21
Edward Weaver Jr., 35
Gunshot
7900 block of East 38th Street
What happened: Edward Weaver Jr. was found shot inside a car that crashed about 3 a.m. March 21 in the 7900 block of East 38th Street, near North Franklin Road on the northeast side. Weaver died at an Indianapolis hospital. A woman also in the vehicle was hospitalized for crash-related injuries, police said.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man found shot inside crashed car on northeast side of Indianapolis dies

March 19
Thawng Ceu, 21
Gunshot
7900 block of South Shelby Street
What happened: Boi Nge, 18, and Thawng Ceu, 21, were shot to death about 8:30 p.m. March 19 in the parking lot of the Baxter YMCA in the 7900 block of South Shelby Street on the south side. Police believe another man who arrived that day at St. Francis Hospital was wounded in the YMCA shooting.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Two dead after shooting near Stop 11 and Shelby Street

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Boi Nge, 18.

March 19
Boi Nge, 18
Gunshot
7900 block of South Shelby Street
What happened: Boi Nge, 18, and Thawng Ceu, 21, were shot to death about 8:30 p.m. March 19 in the parking lot of the Baxter YMCA in the 7900 block of South Shelby Street on the south side. Police believe another man who arrived that day at St. Francis Hospital was wounded in the YMCA shooting.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Two dead after shooting near Stop 11 and Shelby Street

March 17
William Romero, 43
Gunshot
9700 block of Trilobi Drive
What happened: Lawrence police say a person walking a dog found the body of William Romero, 43, fatally shot about 2:30 p.m. March 17 in a wooded area in the 9700 block of Trilobi Drive near Fort Harrison State Park. Police believe Romero's body had been recently dumped in the area and deliberately covered with leaves.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Body dumped and covered in leaves in wooded area near Fort Harrison State Park, police say

March 14
Brandon Swanigan, 21
Gunshot
4100 block of Eisenhower Drive
What happened: Brandon Swanigan, 21, was shot to death about 5:30 a.m. March 14 in the 4100 block of Eisenhower Drive near West 38th Street and Moller Road on the northwest side.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Person found shot and killed in front of home on Indianapolis' northwest side

March 10
Cecil Mullins, 30
Gunshot
1700 block of North Ritter Avenue
What happened: Cecil Mullins was shot to death about 3 a.m. March 10 outside a building in the 1700 block of North Ritter Avenue just north of East 16th Street on the city’s east side.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man found shot to death outside building on North Ritter Avenue in Indianapolis

March 7

Da'Vonta White

Da'Vonta White, 14
Gunshot
8700 block of East 25th Street
What happened: Isaiah Jackson, 15, and Da'Vonta White, 14, were shot to death about 9:30 p.m. March 7 in Dubarry Park on the east side in the 8700 block of East 25th Street. “This is the grass where my son was, and his blood was,” Chiquanna White, Da'Vonta's mother, said speaking to WRTV on March 8 at the park. Da'Vonta was the third oldest of her seven children. He loved gaming, did well in his middle school and stayed out of trouble, family members said. IMPD Assistant Chief Chris Bailey urged the community to help police find the teens' killer. “It’s going to take an effort on both the community and our part to say I've had enough," Bailey said. "Two young people are dead who shouldn't be today and if you know something and you don't come forward with it, you are complicit."
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Teens shot to death at Indianapolis' Dubarry Park identified | ‘Every day it’s a killing’: Family of teen killed in shooting pleas for justice

March 7
Isaiah Jackson, 15
Gunshot
8700 block of East 25th Street
What happened: Isaiah Jackson, 15, and Da'Vonta White, 14, were shot to death about 9:30 p.m. March 7 in Dubarry Park on the east side in the 8700 block of East 25th Street. IMPD Assistant Chief Chris Bailey urged the community to help police find the teens' killer. “It’s going to take an effort on both the community and our part to say I've had enough," Bailey said. "Two young people are dead who shouldn't be today and if you know something and you don't come forward with it, you are complicit."
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Teens shot to death at Indianapolis' Dubarry Park identified | ‘Every day it’s a killing’: Family of teen killed in shooting pleas for justice

March 6
Kerwin Pollard, 35
Gunshot
1600 block of Ingram Street
What happened: Kerwin Pollard was critically injured in a shooting about 4 p.m. March 6 on the northeast side in the 1600 block of Ingram Street, near 16th Street and I-70. Pollard died at an area hospital. Prosecutors charged Julius J. Thomas, 32, on March 17 with murder, robbery and assisting a criminal in Pollard's death, records show.
Disposition: Arrest
More: One dead after shooting near 16th Street and I-70 | Man arrested in March fatal shooting near 16th Street and I-70

March 4 (died March 6)
Joseph King, 34
Gunshot
3300 block of North Shadeland Avenue
What happened: About 6 p.m. March 4, officers found Joseph King shot and a critically wounded inside a vehicle on the east side in the 3300 block of North Shadeland Avenue. King died two days later at an area hospital.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man dies two days after being found shot inside vehicle

March 1

Dai'Ghia Hogan
Dai'Ghia Hogan, 21, of Indianapolis was found dead Tuesday, March 1 along Interstate-70 on the city's east side. A homicide investigation is now underway.

Dai'Ghia Hogan, 21
Unknown
Interstate 70 westbound near Mile Marker 93.1
What happened: Indiana State Police found the body of Dai'Ghia Hogan at 7:23 a.m. March 1 along westbound I-70 about a half-mile east of the German Church Road on the city's east side. Investigators did not release information about a possible suspect but they have called Hogan's death a homicide.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Woman found dead along Interstate 70 in Indianapolis | Sister of woman found dead near I-70 seeking justice amid homicide investigation

February

Feb. 25
Rodney Kimble, 68
Unknown
2400 block of Hillside Avenue
What happened: Officers found Rodney Kimble dead about 8 p.m. Feb. 25 in an apartment in the 2400 block of Hillside Avenue. IMPD is investigating Kimble's death as a homicide. A cause of death has not been released.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man's death being investigated as homicide after "suspicious" circumstances

Feb. 25
Secoyia Williams, 25
Gunshot
4700 block of Century Plaza Road
What happened: Secoyia Williams was critically wounded about 1:30 a.m. Feb. 25 in a shooting outside of a northwest-side shopping center in the 4700 block of Century Plaza Road near Interstate 65 and Georgetown Road. She died at Eskenazi Hospital. IMPD arrested sisters Arieal Smith, 23, and Ebonie Parks, 27, in connection with Williams' death. Smith was charged with murder, pointing a firearm and carrying a handgun without a license; Parks was charged with assisting a criminal. According to a probable cause affidavit, Williams and Smith fought inside Club Kalakutah and continued their dispute outside. Williams walked up to a car Smith was in and began banging on the windows, court documents say. Smith allegedly opened a car door and shot Williams in the stomach before firing about four more shots that did not strike anyone.
Disposition: Arrest
More: Two sisters arrested after woman killed outside Indy shopping center

Feb. 22
Dallas Germany, 19
Gunshot
2100 block of East 34th Street
What happened: Dallas Germany died and another person was injured about noon Feb 22 in a shooting in the 2100 block of East 34th Street. Germany died at the scene and the other victim was treated at an area hospital.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: One dead, one injured in shooting near 34th and Baltimore in Indianapolis

Feb. 22
David Allen Oliver Jr., 47
Gunshot
400 block of North Oakland Avenue
What happened: Officers performing a welfare check found David Allen Oliver Jr. shot and wounded about 6 a.m. Feb. 22 in the 400 block of North Oakland Avenue on the east side. Oliver was pronounced dead by medics.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man's death declared homicide after Indianapolis police respond for welfare check

Feb. 22
Daryl Webb, 19
Gunshot
1800 block of Holloway Avenue
What happened: Daryl Webb was shot about 2 a.m. Feb. 22 in the 1800 block of Holloway Avenue. Someone took him to Community East Hospital, where he died.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man dies after coming to Community East Hospital with gunshot wound

Feb. 21
Barry Cade, 56
Gunshot
5300 block of West 34th Place
What happened: Barry Cade was shot to death about 11 p.m. Feb. 21 on the west side in the 5300 block of West 34th Place.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Person shot to death on west side of Indianapolis

Feb. 20
Anthony Tinnin, 34
Gunshot
10000 block of East Washington Street
What happened: Anthony Tinnin was shot to death about 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 outside an east-side Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in the 10000 block of East Washington Street.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: One shot and killed outside Chuck E. Cheese on Indianapolis' east side

Feb. 12
Cynthia Shouse, 43
Unknown
2600 block of Winthrop Avenue
What happened: Cynthia Shouse was found by police responding about 10:30 a.m. for a report of a body discovered in an alley. Police said on April 8 that Shouse's death had been ruled a homicide.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: February death of woman found in alley now ruled a homicide, Indianapolis police say

Feb. 12
Debra Medley, 64
Unknown
9000 block of Log Run Drive North
What happened: Police say Debra Medley was shot to death by Alan Medley, 77, who then killed himself about 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in the 9000 block of Log Run Drive North in Clermont.
Disposition: Solved
More: Man, woman killed in suspected murder-suicide in Clermont: Indianapolis police

Jan, 6, 1988 (died Feb. 14)

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This photo from a previous WRTV story shows Patrick Mitchell, who was injured when he was two months old in 1988. On Saturday, February 12, 2022, IMPD said Patrick died of the injuries he suffered when he was an infant.

Patrick Mitchell, 34
Trauma
500 block of Vine Street
What happened: Patrick Mitchell, 34, died Feb. 14 of brain injuries he suffered when he was abused as a baby more than three decades ago. Mitchell was just two months old when he was injured on Jan. 6, 1988, in the 500 block of Vine Street. In 1988, then-22-year-old John Coleman was convicted of felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury and served time in the Indiana Department of Corrections. Prosecutors said they are trying to determine if Coleman can be charged with murder or if new charges would be barred by double-jeopardy. IMPD is counting Mitchell's death as a 2022 homicide.
Disposition: Solved
More: Indianapolis man dies of injuries suffered as infant in 1988

Feb. 12
Cynthia Shouse, 43
Unknown
2600 block of Winthrop Avenue
What happened: The body of Cynthia Shouse was found about 10:30 a.m. Feb. 12 in an alley on the city's north side in the 2600 block of Winthrop Avenue. Police and the coroner's office have not released a cause of death. Her death was ruled a homicide on April 8.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: February death of woman found in alley now ruled a homicide, Indianapolis police say

Feb. 11

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Cecelia O'Bryan

Cecelia O'Bryan, 77
Truama
1800 block of Warman Avenue
What happened: Police found the body of Cecelia O'Bryan about 11 a.m. Feb. 11 in a home in the 1800 block of North Warman Avenue. IMPD arrested two 13-year-old boys in connection with O'Bryan's death. One boy was charged in juvenile court with murder and the other was charged with burglarizing her home after her death. O'Bryan's nephew said she was a photographer and and an artist who gave to causes she cared about, including the arts, animals and programs to help the needy. "I remember like, Thanksgiving she would come late because she would volunteer at the Mozel Sanders Thanksgiving dinner," David Lannan said. "She did a lot of volunteer work and donated a lot of money to charity." Lannan said he fondly remembers the time when he was a kid and "Aunt Mikey" taught him how to hand color black-and-white photos. He found a photo they worked on together, two buildings behind a pier on a lake, when he was cleaning out her home. It's a picture he prizes now.
Disposition: Solved
More: Woman's death investigated as homicide after Indianapolis police conduct welfare check | Two 13-year-olds arrested in killing of 77-year-old woman, burglary in Indianapolis | People We've Lost: Cecelia O'Bryan loved art, reading and charity work

Feb. 9
Dashawn Brown, 2 months
Truama
7900 block of Timber Ridge Drive
What happened: Medics rushed Dashawn Brown to the hospital after the infant was found not breathing and unresponsive about midnight Feb. 5 in an apartment in the 7900 block of Timber Ridge Drive. Dashawn died on Feb. 9 due to blunt force trauma, the Marion County coroner's office said.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: IMPD: Death of 2-month-old boy investigated as a homicide

Feb. 9
Terrell Reed, 26
Gunshot
4300 block of North Lasalle Street
What happened: Officers found Terrell Reed and another man wounded by gunshots about 3 p.m. Feb. 9 in the 4300 block of North Lasalle Street on the northeast side. Reed died at the scene. The other man was transported to a hospital, IMPD said.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man killed, another critically wounded in double-shooting on Indianapolis' northeast side, police say

Feb. 8
Tyler Futrell, 22
Gunshot
5700 block of West 25th Street
What happened: Tyler Futrell was shot to death about 5:40 p.m. Feb. 8 at an apartment complex in the 5700 block of West 25th Street in Speedway
Disposition: Unsolved
More: 1 dead in shooting at Speedway apartment complex, police say

Feb. 2
Patricia Newnum, 80
Asphyxiation
7400 block of Madison Avenue
What happened: Patricia Newnum was raped and smothered to death by a fellow resident at Homestead Healthcare Center in the 7400 block of Madison Avenue about 5:30 a.m. Feb. 2, prosecutors say. Newnum was a hospice patient and resident in the facility when Dwayne Freeman, 60, attacked and smothered her with a pillow, according to a probable cause affidavit. Prosecutors on Feb. 8 charged Freeman with murder and rape in Newnum's death.
Disposition: Arrest
More: Man charged with murder, rape in healthcare center hospice patient's death

Feb. 1 (died Feb. 4)

A life taken far too soon: Learning more about the life of 15 year-old Darryl Fisher

Darryl Fisher, 15
Gunshot
4400 block of College Avenue
What happened: Darryl Fisher, 15, was shot and critically wounded about 7 p.m. Feb. 1 in the 4400 block of College Avenue near 46th Street. He died on Feb. 4. “My son was my every day, one of the strongest members of my family, one of the oldest of five children. He is a son, a brother. He is an uncle, he is a cousin, grandson, a nephew. He is an entity that is definitely a forced to be reckoned with,” Kayla Fisher said. "Boy had a smile brighter than these lights in here."
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Child shot in Indianapolis on Tuesday dies two days later | People We've Lost: Learning more about 15-year-old homicide victim Darryl Fisher

January

Jan. 31
Mustafa Ibrahim, 30
Gunshot
4300 block of Shady Lane
What happened: Mustafa Ibrahim was shot to death about 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in the 4300 block of Shady Lane on the east side.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man dead after Monday night homicide on Indy's east side

Jan. 30
Marlin Kiser, 29
Gunshot
10200 block of Aristocrat Drive North
What happened: Marlin Kiser was shot to death just after 8:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Carriage House East Apartments in the 10200 block of Aristocrat Drive North, near East 42nd Street and North Mitthoeffer Road.
The Marion County Prosecutor's Office charged Andre D. Johnson on Feb. 2 with murder and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.
Disposition: Arrest
More: 1 dead after shooting Sunday night near 42nd and Mitthoeffer in Indianapolis

Jan. 27
Charles Ray Cole, 53
Gunshot
200 block of Bertha Court
What happened: Charles Ray Cole was shot to death 11:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in the 200 block of Bertha Court. Leon T. Brewer, 57, was charged on Feb. 2 with murder and carrying a handgun with a prior felony conviction in connection with Cole's death, records show.
Disposition: Arrest
More: Confrontation led up to fatal shooting of man outside Indianapolis home: docs | Person killed in late night shooting in Indianapolis, police say

Jan. 27

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Alexis Dompier, 21
Gunshot
West 38th Street and North White River Parkway East Drive
What happened: Alexis Dompier was shot and killed while sitting in the passenger seat of a car about 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27 near West 38th Street and North White River Parkway East Drive on the northwest side of Indianapolis. “She was tiny, but she wouldn’t back down from anybody at all,” Dompier's grandfather Kenny Boyd said. Dompier leaves behind her 3-year-old son, Jax.
"She did not deserve it,” her grandmother Gracie Boyd said.
Marion County prosecutors charged Anthony Rhea, 19, on Feb. 4 with murder and carrying a handgun without a license, records show.
Disposition: Arrest
More: 'She was always the light of the room': Woman shot and killed in car on northwest side of Indianapolis | Suspect in Alexis Dompier's killing made threats for money before shooting, court docs say | 'She did not deserve it': Family remembers 21-year-old shooting victim Alexis Dompier

Jan. 26
Troy David Elleman, 31
Gunshot
3700 block of North Shadeland Avenue
What happened: Troy David Ellemen was critically wounded by a gunshot about 2 p.m. Jan. 26 after an argument in a room at the Motor 8 Inn in the 3700 block of North Shadeland Avenue. He died at Eskenazi Hospital. Marion County prosecutors charged Shane Aaron Patton, 29, on Jan. 30 with murder, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and possession of methamphetamine in connection with Ellemen's death.
Disposition: Arrest
More: Man fatally shot at Motor 8 Inn, police say

Jan. 20
Kamoura K. Sutton, 2 months
Trauma
600 block of Magdalene Lane
What happened: Kamoura Sutton, 2 months, was found unresponsive shortly after 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at an apartment in the 600 block of Magdalene Lane, near 10th Street and North Lynhurst Drive on the city’s west side. The infant died at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. IMPD said Kamoura had "injuries consistent with non-accidental trauma." The Marion County coroner ruled that she died from blunt force traumatic injuries.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: IMPD: 2-month-old baby's death investigated as homicide

Jan. 19
Eugene Kestner Jr., 43
Gunshot
500 block of South Emerson Avenue
What happened: Eugene Kestner Jr. was shot and critically injured shortly before 7 a.m. Jan. 19 on the front porch of a home in the 500 block of South Emerson Avenue. Kestner died at Eskenazi Hospital. IMPD said Kestner was known to people in the home and that he was knocking on the door before he was shot.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Person killed in shooting Wednesday on South Emerson Avenue in Indianapolis

Jan. 16

DaTara Johnson
The family of DaTara Johnson, an 18-year-old woman fatally shot early Sunday, Jan. 16 in Indianapolis' southeast side, is seeking justice.

Da Tara Johnson, 18
Gunshot
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. "She danced to Tik Toks; me and her, that was our thing," Amber Freeman, Da Tara's mother, said. "My daughter did not deserve this."
Disposition: Unsolved
More: 18-year-old woman dies after shooting on southeast side of Indianapolis | Justice for Da Tara Johnson: A family's fight to put the person who killed her behind bars

Jan. 15
Aaron Levi, 34
Gunshot
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
Stabbing
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. On Feb. 9, prosecutors charged Turner's boyfriend Edgar Arcega with murder, altering the scene of death and false informing in connection with her death.
Disposition: Arrest
More: IMPD: Officers find dead person inside house after burglary call | Boyfriend arrested in Indianapolis woman's murder

Jan. 8
Jamal Lewis, 17
Gunshot
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
Gunshot
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
Gunshot
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
Gunshot
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
Vehicle
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
Gunshot
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
Gunshot
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

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Genero Dominguez Hipolito sits with his niece, Patricia, and nephews, Junior and Beto.

Genaro Dominguez Hipolito, 35
Stabbing
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 a happy and hard-working man, loved ones said. “He was the perfect gentleman," his sister Nicole Dominguez said, speaking in Spanish through an interpreter. "He supported financially his mother, who’s widowed, his wife of 12 years and three kids. He'd travel back and forth to Mexico and visit his family between jobs." Loved ones said Dominguez Hipolito confronted a man who was driving recklessly through a parking lot as his family's New Year's Eve celebration was ending. That driver stabbed him, family members said. Police interviewed the suspect. No one has been arrested.
Disposition: Unsolved
More: Man fatally stabbed on south side in 1st homicide of 2022 in Indianapolis | People We’ve Lost: Family remembers Indianapolis’ first homicide victim of 2022 as happy, hard-working

Contact WRTV reporter Vic Ryckaert at victor.ryckaert@wrtv.com or on Twitter: @vicryc.

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