Police identify 2 men killed in separate shootings in Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Police say two people died in separate shootings Wednesday on the east side.

Officers were called to the 3700 block of East Market Street just after 2:30 p.m.

The victim in that incident was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition and later died from his injuries. Police identified him Thursday as 22-year-old Deandre Johnson.

Police said the shooting stemmed from a group fight. Someone pulled a gun and fired, striking the victim.

The second fatal shooting occurred in a Shell gas station parking lot near 34th Street and North Sherman Drive just before 3:30 p.m.

When police arrived, they found the male victim between the gas pumps. He was pronounced dead on scene. Police identified him Thursday as 29-year-old Michael Johnson.

James Holder

James Holder

Police took a person of interest into custody and questioned him; they arrested 27-year-old James Holder on a preliminary charge of murder. According to IMPD, Holder said he shot and killed Johnson after Johnson robbed him. The Marion County Prosecutor's Office will review the case for a charging decision.

Anyone with information regarding these shootings is urged to contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317)262-TIPS (8477).

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