**UPDATE** – Thursday, July 6, 2017, 9:36 AM
P.L. Gage turned himself into the Violent Crimes Unit Homicide detectives arrested the suspect on preliminary charges of Neglect of a Dependent resulting in death and Neglect of a Dependent which places dependent in a situation that endangers the dependent.
The suspect was taken to the Arrestee Processing Center to be processed. Marion County Prosecutors office will review and make final charging decisions.
INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department homicide detectives continue to investigate after a child was fatally shot on the city’s north side.
On Monday, June 26, 2017, just before 10:00 p.m., officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to the 7100 block of Warrior Trail reference a person shot. When officers arrived they were informed that a 9-year-old child had been shot and had been transported to a nearby hospital in a vehicle. The child died when he arrived at the hospital.
Detectives were informed that the child and his friend were playing with a firearm when it accidentally discharged striking the child in the face. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency processed the crime scene for possible forensic evidence. The decedent’s names will be available through the Marion County Coroner’s Office once proper next-of-kin notification has been made. This investigation is ongoing and no further details will be provided at this time. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make a final changing decision.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Office and speak with lead Detective Daniel Smith at 317.327.3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or TIPS. Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.
Sent by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department