Arrests made in early morning fatal shooting

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UPDATE: Julius Gordon was found guilty of all charges, including murder on Feb. 15, 2017. He will be sentenced on March 10. 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 14, 2015) – Homicide Investigators have arrested 19-year-old Julius Gordon and 18-year-old Haley McKibben, both of Indianapolis, in connection with this morning’s homicide in the 7600 block of Wyckford Court. Gordon was preliminarily charged with murder, felony murder, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery. McKibben was preliminarily charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police responded to a fatal shooting on the city’s west side Saturday morning.

Police say 23-year-old John Kinsey Jr. was killed in the 7600 block of Wyckford Court, which is near the intersection of West 10th Street and North Girls School Road.

The shooting was first reported as a “shots fired” run at 6:20 a.m. Saturday.  Officers were called to the 7700 block of Wyckford Court. Once there, they called for additional backup a few minutes later. Police said neighbors reported multiple shots fired.

“Callers indicated to 911 that there were multiple shots fired, and I believe the individual was struck in the upper body,” said Lt. Richard Riddle with IMPD.

When police arrived, they found Kinsey shot to death in a car. Investigators said a woman was also in the car at the time of the shooting but was uninjured.

Police say they believe the two were sitting in an older Buick sedan that was parked when someone came up to the car and started shooting. Police were trying to determine what the two were doing inside the car.

Investigators are talking to the woman and trying to uncover more.

“The witness indicated the two were in the car together. We don’t know exactly what they were doing in the car this morning. However, detectives do have that individual,” said Riddle.

Dispatchers also say another person who may be related to the incident showed up at Eskenazi Hospital with a gunshot wound. Police are investigating whether or not that person is connected to the shooting.

Investigators processed the crime scene inside the car and had it towed away. The driver’s side window appeared to be shot out.

Family members and neighbors poured out onto the street and became upset as police removed Kinsey’s body. Members of the Ten Point Coalition arrived on scene and helped calm onlookers and family during the tense moments.

An ambulance had to be called for a woman who was pregnant and became overcome with grief, according to police.

“It scares me. You know, you never know what time you’re going to be out here and something bad could happen,” said neighbor Evelyn Fernandez.


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