Man convicted for 2021 fatal shooting of 58-year-old man
Man convicted of murder in 2021 shooting
UPDATE: Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears announced Monday that Kyle Roberts has been sentenced to 75 years in the Indiana Department of Correction for the October 2021 killing of Martin Griffin
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man was convicted for the 2021 shooting death of a 58-year-old man at a residence on the city’s southeast side, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday.
Kyle Roberts was convicted after a two-day jury trial of murder and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious felon for the October 2021 killing of Martin Griffin.
On Oct. 14, 2021, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a report of a person shot in the 2400 block of St. Paul Street. That’s in a residential area a few blocks southeast of the intersection of East Raymond Street and South Keystone Avenue.
Officers located Griffin with wounds consistent with a shotgun blast.
Detectives executed a search warrant on the home and recovered a camera from Roberts’ room with video footage from the time of the murder, according to police.
The footage shows Robert grabbing a sub-compact machine gun and is heard arguing with another person off-camera. Robert then goes to his room, puts down the machine gun, grabs a shotgun, and then a gunshot is heard off-camera, according to a news release.
Roberts returned to his room again and stated he had shot Griffin.
“A choice to escalate a simple dispute by picking up a deadly weapon has led to an irreversible loss of life,” Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears stated in a release. “We are proud to secure justice for Mr. Griffin, and our thoughts remain with his loved ones during this difficult time.”
Roberts’ sentencing hearing is set for Nov. 13 at 1 p.m.