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Trial underway for young man charged in murder of teenager

Victim was allegedly trying to steal drugs
Posted at 12:04 PM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 12:16:45-04

INDIANAPOLIS—The trial of a young Indianapolis man charged with murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old is underway.

19-year-old Eric Morris allegedly shot Joshua Lutrell during a 2017 drug-related incident in the 3900 block of South Ewing Street on the city's southeast side.

The trial, before Marion County Criminal Court Judge Lisa Borges, began Monday.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Lutrell and two other teens told friends they were going to rob Morris of some marijuana because Morris had allegedly tried to rob one of their friends.

But things did not go as planned.

Lutrell and the others were in a car when Morris allegedly opened fire, striking Morris in the head.

Police arrested Morris the next day at Southport High School.