– Just after 1:00 p.m., Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan
Police Department (IMPD) were dispatched to 10216 Penrith Drive on a report of
two men arguing. When officers arrived, they located an adult male who
appeared to have been shot as a result of the disturbance. Indianapolis
EMS personnel responded and transported the male to Eskenazi Hospital. Despite
the best life-saving efforts by medical staff, the male died from his
Homicide detectives responded and immediately began canvassing the area for witnesses. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist in identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner’s Office assisted in the investigation.
Homicide detectives worked tirelessly on the case and were able to identify the alleged suspect involved in the fatal shooting. On Sunday, 36-year-old Darrail Mix, turned himself in at the Homicide office where he was arrested for murder.
The IMPD would like to thank all those who were involved in bringing Mix into custody. This arrest exemplifies the success that comes from residents and the police department partnering together to ensure the safety of our community.
Today’s arrest follows the roll out of the City’s comprehensive violence reduction strategy, which calls for actions that are focused on disrupting the spread of violence and fostering positive community engagement, including:
- a crackdown on the illegal possession of guns by violent criminals.
- investments in neighborhood-level interventions.
- expanded access to wrap-around social services for those most in need.
Since December, IMPD has ramped up collaboration with community organizations that engage individuals entrenched in violence. On April 23rd, IMPD returned to community-based beat policing, rolling out 78 beats across the city that allow officers to build stronger relationships and trust in the neighborhoods they serve.
Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS). Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.
A charge of a crime is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.