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Man arrested in previously unsolved 2014 Indianapolis murder case

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Christian Cain

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 4, 2016) – A 24-year-old man is charged with murder following the 2014 fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Indianapolis woman.

Christian Cain faces charges of murder and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. Indianapolis Metropolitan police said Cain was in the Marion County Jail awaiting trial in an unrelated robbery case when the new charges were filed.

Ariana Cheeks (photo from family)

Ariana Cheeks (photo from family)

On Dec. 12, 2014, Ariana Cheeks was found unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound at a home in the 1800 block of Roosevelt Avenue around 6:40 p.m. A juvenile male was found inside the house and was uninjured, police said.

Investigators found several shell casings outside and believe it wasn’t a random shooting. Officers also found a vehicle that was reported stolen during a carjacking on Dec. 2, 2014.

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