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Quadruple homicide arrests come as families prepare for funerals

Families mourning victims of quadruple murder

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Barnes United Methodist Church and surrounding churches have helped raise almost $8,000 to help with funeral costs for 21-year-old Kimari Hunt, one of the victims of a quadruple homicide Feb. 5 on the city’s northeast side.

Hunt will be laid to rest at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church this weekend.

Hunt, 20-year-old Marcel Wills, 21-year-old Braxton Ford and 19-year-old Jalen Roberts were found shot to death inside an apartment. Police announced Tuesday four teens were arrested in relation to the deaths.

The Rev. Charles Harrison, senior pastor at the church, said, “When you loose a daughter, for any parent that is very devastating and traumatic for the family so they’re having a hard time right now.”

Harrison said the arrests of the four teens brought the Hunt family some closure.

Harrison said, “If they were involved and they are tried and convicted, then you’re going to have four individuals that may end up spending most of their life or all of their life in prison and I think that’s sad.”

Funeral services for Wills and Roberts are set for noon Thursday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Services for Ford are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Catholic Church. Hunt’s funeral will 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.

News 8 reached out to each victim’s family either directly or through clergymen, but some of them declined to comment about the arrests made in the case.

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