Police say shot up Indianapolis house was not the intended target

One man has been arrested in the May incident
Posted at 3:55 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 15:55:08-04

INDIANAPOLIS—A west side Indianapolis house that was shot up in May was not the intended target, according to Indianapolis Police.

That information answers the key question in this case: Why was the home of an Indianapolis Colts assistant coach fired on more than 70-times?

IMPD issued this explanation: Through the course of the investigation, detectives learned the shooting was a result of a feud with known suspects. The residence and victim in the shooting had no ties to the feud and detectives believe the residence was mistakenly targeted.

A suspect, 20-year-old Damarcus Turner, has been arrested and charged with criminal recklessness for his role in the May 12 incident on Cressmore Court, near Country Club Road and Crawfordsville Road.

Parks Frazier wasn't home in the late afternoon when more than 70 shots were fired into the house from the street and inside the house, according to a probable cause affidavit from the Marion County Prosecutor. He told police he had no idea why his house was targeted.

A neighbor told investigators that four young men got out of a car and started shooting at the house. Detectives also determined that the house was broken into and shots were fired inside.

The probable cause lists two things that led police to Damarcus Turner. His cell phone was found by police outside the house and investigators were able to trace it to Turner. Additionally, the car that neighbors described in detail to police was pulled over for stolen license plates a few days after the shooting.

Inside the car was Turner and three other young men. Turner and two others had guns, according to police. Tests showed the three guns had been used in the Cressmore Court shooting.

Turner was arrested and is scheduled to be in court next month. The case remains under investigation.