Man charged with murder in shooting death of Indy teen


Dewayne Harris (Photo By Marion County Jail)

Editors note: The previous version of this story contained information from the initial information released about the incident. Some of the details have since changed. Pending complete information from court documents, this story has been updated to reflect those changes.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A man has been charged with murder in the April killing of a 17-year-old on the east side of Indianapolis.

On Thursday, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges of murder, felony murder, robbery and felony firearm possession against 29-year-old Dewayne Harris.

Shortly before 3 p.m. April 7, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to the 3400 block of Franklin Road in response to a person shot.

Officers arrived to find an unresponsive 17-year-old male, later identified as Leandre Lane, along the road with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Details remain unclear what exactly occurred the night of the shooting.

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