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IMPD makes two arrests in fatal shooting, attempted robbery on east side

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Scene of the attempted robbery.

UPDATE: (Nov. 2, 2017) – Jeremiah Walker was found guilty of murder, attempted armed robbery, carrying a handgun without a license and criminal confinement. Jurors were hung on a second count of murder. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 17, 2017. A plea agreement is under consideration for Jessica Figueiredo with sentencing scheduled for Nov. 20, 2017.

INDIANAPOLIS – IMPD detectives made two arrests after a fatal shooting and attempted robbery on the east side of Indianapolis.

Officers responded to a report of a person shot at a home in the 6100 block of East 11th Street just before 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers found Erbie Thompson, 45, with trauma to his head and a gunshot wound near his hip. Thompson was alert and conscious as he was being transported to Eskenazi Hospital.  Thompson was downgraded to critical condition and rushed to surgery. He passed away during surgery around 7 p.m.

Homicide detectives learned this shooting may have stemmed from an attempted robbery.  Witnesses were able to provide detectives a description of the suspects and the vehicle in which they fled from the shooting.  Undercover detectives from the gang unit and the violent crime unit arrested Jeremiah Walker, 33, and Jessica Figueiredo, 33, for their alleged involvement in Thompson’s death.

Both Walker and Figueiredo were preliminarily arrested for murder. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review this case for a charging decision.

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