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Two killed in shooting on Indy's near east side, suspect arrested

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Jan 12, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-01 13:08:37-05

INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD is investigating after finding two people dead on the city's near east side.

According to police, just before noon, officers were dispatched to the 200 Block of N. Walcott on a report of a person shot.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male who had been shot and killed in a common area of an apartment building. Soon after, they located a second adult male who died from gunshot wounds inside an apartment.

The apartment building includes five units, according to IMPD.

Officers at the scene were able to detain a person of interest shortly after they responded to the scene. That person was arrested two hours later.

The suspect was identified as Jermaine Randle by IMPD. He faces two charges of murder.

According to court documents, Randle told police he shot the two men for raping his female acquaintance. Randle's female acquaintance told police Randle was "avenging" her.

He faces two counts of murder.

The two men who died at the scene were identified by the Marion County Coroner's Office on Friday as 50-year-old Larry Moorman and 23-year-old Shawn Barnett.

Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide office at 317-327-3475 or 317-262-TIPS to remain anonymous.