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IMPD: Man arrested for shooting son’s football coach

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A man has been arrested after shooting his son’s football coach, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

IMPD said that officers were called around 2 a.m. Nov. 22 to a report of a person shot in the 3600 block of North Chester Avenue. That’s in a residential area southeast of East 38th Street and North Sherman Avenue.

Officers arrived to find Martin Walker, 36, was suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the IU Health Methodist Hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Police said Cameron Parks, 43, was arrested Saturday in connection to the shooting. Officers said Parks had previously gotten into an argument in Tennessee with Walker, who’d coached Parks’ son in traveling youth football, according to court documents.

Prior to the shooting, Parks is believed to have forced another man at gunpoint to knock on the door to Parks’ house.

Parks has been charged by the Marion County prosecutor with aggravated battery, kidnapping, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, battery by means of a deadly weapon, intimidation, and pointing a firearm.

Court documents show Parks has a prior conviction for robbery.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office’s Public Information Office said Parks was released from jail Tuesday afternoon. Court documents showed he’d paid an $80,000 surety bond on Dec. 5.

Parks’ initial hearing is set for 10 a.m. Friday in Marion Superior Court 20.

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