Police arrest 2 in connection with Cottage Avenue homicides
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two men have been arrested on a suspicion of involvement in a triple shooting near Fountain Square that left two men dead and a woman wounded.
IMPD homicide detectives arrested Marquis Cracraft, 24, and Kalee England, 22. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make a charging decision, according to a police department news release.
Just before 5 p.m. on Nov. 19, officers with the IMPD Southeast District were dispatched to the 1800 block of Cottage Avenue on a call of two people shot. Responding officers located three people shot at the scene; two sustained fatal wounds. The other was transported to the hospital and was treated for her wounds.
The victims were identified as 21-year-old Eric Hoffman and his cousin, 32-year-old William Koenig. Witnesses said the violence stemmed from the fatal shooting of a dog. Koenig’s family said he was out of town when he learned his neighbor had shot and killed his pet. When he confronted his neighbor about it Sunday, gunshots erupted.
Koenig’s pregnant girlfriend was also shot and wounded during the incident.
Anyone with additional information should call the IMPD Homicide office at (317) 327-3475 or Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.