IMPD Homicide Detectives Make Arrest in Homicide Investigation

INDIANAPOLIS –  On Monday, January 18, 2021, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Homicide detectives identified and arrested a suspect allegedly involved in the death of 35-year-old James Greenberg.

On Sunday, January 3, 2021, just after 5:30 p.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers were dispatched to a report of a person shot in the 2000 block of W Coil Street. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with injuries consistent with a gunshot wound.  Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services arrived and determined the victim was deceased.

William Ballard

Homicide detectives responded and began their investigation. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist in identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence.

Homicide detectives continued their investigation and were able to identify the alleged suspect. On January 18, 2021, Homicide Detectives announced the arrest of 31-year-old William Ballard for his alleged involvement in the death of James Greenberg.  William Ballard was arrested and charged with Murder, Kidnapping, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon, Intimidation, and Domestic Battery. The Marion County Prosecutors Office (MCPO) will review the case and determine a final charging decision.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or 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 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.

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