Charges dropped in connection with 2017 murder on city’s near northwest side

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UPDATE (Nov. 13, 2018)– Murder charges against the suspect in this case were dismissed due to evidentiary problems, according to the prosecutor. The personal information of the suspect previously published in this story has been removed.

Original story: 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – IMPD arrested a man Tuesday for his alleged involvement in the shooting death of a 39-year-old father last year.

Police say information from witnesses and evidence gathered at the scene in the 1100 block of Congress Ave. led them to arrest a man at about 7:30 p.m.

He was arrested for suspicion of murder. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the arrest and make final charging decisions.

Officers found the victim, Damon Young, suffering from at least one gunshot wound when they were called to scene at about 2 a.m. on May 30, 2017. Young was transported to Eskenazi Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

CBS4 spoke with a friend of Young, Juan Ackles, following the shooting. He described him as a loving father and husband, and a colorful character in the neighborhood.

“IMPD would like to thank the community for their continued support and making Indianapolis a better place to work and live,” said the police department.

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