Indianapolis police arrest second suspect in connection with death of mother struck by stray bullet

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Mug shot: Markese Garrett

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 2, 2015) – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police arrested a second suspect after a mother died in July when she was hit with a stray bullet.

Renea Lloyd, 41, was found dead in her home in the 3600 block of North Salem Street on July 15. Police said she suffered gunshot wound to the head. The shot appeared to have been fired outside the home. Lloyd’s son said Lloyd was dead when he found her in the kitchen near the refrigerator. She was making food when she was killed.

Detectives arrested 17-year-old Markese Garrett, of Indianapolis, for reckless homicide and carrying a handgun without a license.

An arrest warrant was issued for Garrett on Tuesday, September 1, and Garrett was apprehended today.  Garrett has been previously waived to adult court which is why his name can be released.

A 16-year-old male suspect was charged last month with reckless homicide and dangerous possession of a firearm. Police said the teen remains under the authority of the juvenile division therefore his name and booking photo remain unavailable.

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