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15-year-old arrested for role in east side motel shooting

Budget 8 Inn at 6850 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, is shown in June 2021. A 15-year-old boy was arrested after police say he shot and injured someone at the motel on March 30, 2024. (Photo Provided/Google Street View)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis police arrested a 15-year-old boy Sunday after they say he shot and injured someone at an east side motel Saturday night.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department received a report of a person shot at the Budget 8 Inn at 6850 E. 21st St. around 10:46 p.m. Saturday.

When officers arrived, they found a person with a gunshot wound. They were last said to be “awake and breathing.”

Around 11 a.m. Sunday, IMPD announced that they arrested a 15-year-old boy for his role in the incident.

The teen is facing charges of battery and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, and dangerous possession of a firearm by a minor.

Police did not say if the teen would be charged as an adult.

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