Police identify 17-year-old arrested on murder, robbery charges after deadly September shooting


Dewayne Harris

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Metropolitan police arrested a 17-year-old in Jackson County in connection with a deadly shooting last week.

According to IMPD, detectives tracked the teen to Boulevard Place in Indianapolis. Homicide detectives questioned the teen, identified as Dewayne Harris, and arrested him on murder and robbery charges.

They believe the teen is responsible for the death of 22-year-old James Butler, who was found shot in the 500 block of West 28th Street on Sept. 29.

Police released the suspect’s name and photo Thursday afternoon. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case for a final charging decision.

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