2 arrested following Wyckford Ct. fatal shooting
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A 23-year-old male was shot and killed in an early Saturday morning shooting.
According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the fatal shooting occurred in the 7600 block of Wyckford Court on the city’s west side. Two individuals were later arrested in connection to the shooting on Saturday afternoon.
Police say multiple shots were fired.
Wyckford Commons resident Marjorie Fernandez said the shot woke her up around 6:20 a.m.
“I was sleeping and all I heard was screaming pretty much like, ‘He’s dead! He’s dead!’, you know,” neighbor Evelyn Fernandez said
Police say at least one of the shots struck John Kinsey, Jr., 23, of Indianapolis in the upper body and killed him. Kinsey was found dead in a blue Buick, according to reports.
A female was in the car with Kinsey at the time of the shooting, according to IMPD.
IMPD arrested 19-year-old Julius Gordon and 18-year-old Haley McKibben. Gordon was preliminary charged with murder, felony murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Police say McKibben was inside the car at the time of the shooting. She was preliminary charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.
According to IMPD, Gordon showed up to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his right forearm. Gordon said he had been shot somewhee on West 10th Street near the Wyckford Common Apartments.
Gordon was transported to the homicide office after he was treated for the gunshot wound.
Police believe McKibben was responsible for setting up the victim to be robbed by Gordon. During the robbery shots were exchanged between Gordon and Kinsey. Police say Kinsey and Gordon knew each other and had an ongoing feud.
Many of Kinsey’s relatives and friends were on the scene struggling to deal with Kinsey’s death. Kinsey’s sister, Kamisha Hackett, said she had followed her brother home about an hour and a half before the deadly shooting. She said she does not know the woman who police say was in the car with Kinsey. Hackett and other relatives and friends declined an on camera interview.
McKibben and Gordon were transported to the arrestee processing center Saturday evening.