54-year-old suspect arrested for allegedly shooting and injuring a victim at a local Plasma Center

INDIANAPOLIS – Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) arrest 54-year-old Melvin Manuel of Indianapolis after he allegedly shoots and injures a victim after an argument inside a local Plasma Center.

Melvin Manuel

On 1/16/17 at approximately 9:33 a.m., officers were dispatched to the CSL Plasma Center, located in the 2700 block of East 46th Street, reference a person shot. Officers arrived and found that 32-year-old Monteius Turner was suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the abdomen. EMS crews transported the victim to Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital in serious condition.

Detectives subsequently learned that the victim and suspect had gotten into a verbal argument inside the plasma center. Employees separated both the suspect and victim. The suspect and victim continued to argue outside the building when it is believed that the suspect brandished and shot the victim with a shotgun. A detailed description of the suspect was broadcast, and responding officers arrived and found a person fitting the description; officers immediately took him into custody without incident. The person detained had in his possession a knife with blood on it.

IMPD K-9 Officer and his ballistic trained K-9 partner found the shotgun believed used by the suspect behind a nearby CVS Pharmacy. All evidence was collected and taken to the IMPD Property Room for proper storage. Detectives eventually arrested the person detained and preliminarily charged him with battery with a deadly weapon. It is believed that both the suspect and victim had arrived at the clinic to give plasma. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the investigative findings for charging decision.

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