IMPD Homicide Detectives Make Arrest in Homicide Investigation

INDIANAPOLIS –  On Monday, April 26, 2021 Homicide Detectives with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) identified and arrested a suspect, allegedly involved in the death of 41-year-old Joan Berry.

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021 just before 7:00pm, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were dispatched to Riley Hospital on report of a walk-in person shot. Upon arrival, officers located an adult female with injuries consistent with gunshot wound(s). Unfortunately, the victim was pronounced deceased by medical staff.

Gary Jackson

Homicide detectives worked tirelessly and have announced the arrest of 39-year-old Gary Jackson for his alleged involvement in this homicide. Jackson was arrested and preliminarily charged with murder, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, carrying a handgun without a license, criminal recklessness, and leaving the scene of an accident. The Marion County Prosecutors Office will review the case and make the 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.

A charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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