NEW CASTLE, Ind. — A Muncie juvenile has been arrested for homicide, according to an affidavit for probable cause.
The New Castle Police Department was dispatched on May 2 at around 8:36 p.m. on a report of a possible hit-and-run vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.
Upon arrival, officers learned that residents in the area also reported hearing what sounded like gun shots. When rendering aid to the victim EMS found injuries consistent with a gunshot wound.
The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Ernest D. Thornberry of New Castle.
According to court documents, four possible suspects were located and interviewed. A 14-year-old juvenile was arrested, however the suspect was 13 when the shooting happened.
The juvenile’s name is being withheld at this time. This story will be updated as information becomes available.