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16-year-old boy arrested in his uncle’s murder in Beech Grove

Police from Indianapolis and Beech Grove responded to a deadly shooting in Beech Grove Sunday morning. (WISH Photo)

BEECH GROVE, Ind. (WISH) — Police say a 16-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal Sunday shooting of his uncle in Beech Grove.

Officers were called to the 100 block of Diplomat Court around 10:20 a.m. Sunday on reports of a person shot. That’s at an apartment complex near Churchman and Emerson avenues.

Beech Grove Police Capt. Bob Mercuri on Sunday night identified the victim as Devon Ford, 28. He said Ford had lived at the apartment complex for about three years.

The juvenile, who was not named, faces a preliminary charge of murder. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make a final charging decision in the case.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to email Beech Grove police at or call 317-782-4950. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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