Arrest made after 15-year-old girl found fatally shot at apartments on northeast side
Man arrested for shooting death of teen
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 34-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old girl on Wednesday, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department announced Thursday afternoon on social media.
Janiya Carr was identified as the girl who died of a gunshot wound in a homicide, the Marion County Coroner’s Office announced late Thursday afternoon.
IMPD says it’s arrested Tevis Walker for his role in Carr’s murder. Walker was also arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Alabama, police say.
IMPD Deputy Chief Kendale Adams said in a statement issued Thursday night, “The senseless and tragic death of Janiya Carr is unconscionable and unacceptable for her family, friends and community. I’m proud of the many detectives, investigators, victim advocates and officers who worked through the night and into this evening, many without sleep, to identify, apprehend and arrest the person we believe responsible for Janiya’s death.”
IMPD was sent to a death investigation around noon Wednesday in the 10200 block of Aristocrat North Drive. That’s at the Carriage House East apartments off East 42nd Street and east of North Mitthoeffer Road on the city’s northeast side.
The girl was found along a tree line, IMPD says. Medics said the girl died at the scene. Investigators later determined she had a gunshot wound.
Anyone with information was asked to call IMPD Detective Jeremy Ingram at 317-327-3475 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a photo from IMPD of Tevis Walker.