2 31-year-old men charged with murders in August

Crime Watch 8

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Two 31-year-old men have been arrested in connection to the August murders of a woman and a man in a commercial area on the city’s west side.

Dwayne Lucas and Terrell Redd were arrested on warrants issued last week and hidden from public view, according to court documents.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to a disturbance about 3 p.m. Aug. 5 in the 2600 block of Lafayette Road. That’s where it intersects with North Tibbs Avenue.

Police on Wednesday said they identified the two people who appeared to be shot as Shainita Caffey, 25, and Miles Cross, 26. Both died later at a hospital.

Police on the day of the shooting said they were uncertain where the shooting occurred, but court documents said they were shot where they were found.

Witnesses said, at a red traffic light, a car approached a sport-utility vehicle with Caffey and Cross inside. Two men got out of the car and shot into the SUV and later at Caffey after she left the vehicle. Multiple witnesses told police they saw Caffey fall to the ground after she was shot two or three times.

Caffey was found lying in North Tibbs Avenue south of Lafayette Road. Cross was found unresponsive with a handgun in his lap while in the driver’s seat of a black GMC Terrain sport-utility vehicle, court documents said.

Cross lived with Caffey, the documents said.

Poilce said Caffey was on a recorded call to Indianapolis Power & Light when the shooting began. She can be heard screaming “Oh my God! I have a daughter! I have a daughter” between gunshots during the call, the documents said.

Lucas was formally charged in court Wednesday with two counts of murder and a count of unlawful possession of a firearm by serious violent felon. He was being held in the Marion County Jail on no bond, court documents said.

Redd was formally charged with assisting a criminal who committed murder. He was jailed on a $30,000 cash bond, court documents said.

Court records did not show an address for Lucas or Reed, but documents showed Lucas and Redd work at a Cambria Hotel in Hamilton County. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police and Westfield Police departments took the suspects into custody.

Lucas and Redd have jury trials set for December.

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