UPDATE: IMPD arrests murder suspect accused of taking part in a deadly liquor store shooting in 2016
UPDATE (June 28, 2018) — A jury found Corey Spurlock not guilty in the case. Kameron Martin’s trial ended in a hung jury. He will be retried, with a pretrial date set for July 9.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis man wanted for murder is back in police custody.
The killing took place more than two years ago in early 2016 at Allied Liquor, located in the 5200 block of E. 38th St.
Corey Spurlock was originally arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a liquor store owner back in March 2016.
During the robbery, one of those thieves shot and killed the store’s 70-year-old owner Joseph Klein.
According to court records, police solved the murder two years ago because of the public’s help turning in the three suspects.
Now detectives once again got help getting Spurlock back in custody.
One month after the deadly robbery, witnesses told police Kameron Martin shot at family members during a dispute.
That second shooting spurred witnesses to come forward and turn in Martin along with two other men Corey Spurlock and Anthony Breazil for the liquor store murder.
According to the affidavit, Martin admitted to friends and family that he fired the fatal shot, but once in custody Martin told detectives Spurlock committed the crime.
After two years of delays including a mistrial last year, a judge granted Spurlock home detention, but less than a month later he cut off his GPS monitor and disappeared.
Late last year Anthony Breazil pleaded guilty to stealing the cash register during the liquor store robbery and a judge sentenced him to 14 years in prison.
Court records claim one of the suspects bragged that the group took part in numerous robberies, including robbing a Waffle House on Pendleton Pike several times.
Because of that violent history, police praised the public for helping take Spurlock down a second time.
“We’re seeing more and more where the community is stepping and taking our city back and that’s great,” said IMPD officer Aaron Hamer.
In addition to the case against Spurlock, the criminal case against Martin also remains active.