Man dies after shooting at east side motel

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UPDATE (August 16, 2018) — Xiyya Jackson was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated battery. A murder charge was dismissed.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Police are investigating a shooting on the east side of Indianapolis.

Officers were called to the Budget 8 Inn, located at 6850 East 21st Street, around 11:30 a.m. on March 31. Vincent Lanking, 32, was found lying on the motel floor suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

Lanking was taken to Eskenazi Health in critical condition, where he later died.

Police arrested Xiyya Jackson, 34, near the scene. Witnesses told police Jackson was the shooter. She was taken to be questioned by detectives and was later arrested on a preliminary charge of attempted murder.

Detectives recovered a handgun believed to have been used by the suspect.

Detectives have not yet released the relationship between the suspect and victim, but they do not believe the shooting was random.


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