INDIANAPOLIS – Just after 11:47 p.m. on November 29, 2019, Hendricks County Deputies were flagged down in the area of Main Street and Spring Street in Plainfield, Indiana, by a male. The male, identified as Jermaine Lamar, was driving a vehicle with two adult females who had sustained apparent gunshot wounds. Responding deputies determined that the incident occurred inside Marion County, Indiana, and homicide detectives with The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) responded to the scene. Medics were on scene and transported the victims, who were in critical condition, to an area hospital. Despite life-saving efforts, one victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital on 11/30/2019. The second victim is listed in critical condition.
As a result of this incident, IMPD Homicide Detectives arrested 47 year-old Jermaine Lamar on one count of murder and one count of attempted murder.
Homicide Detectives immediately began canvassing the area for witnesses. Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist in identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner’s Office (MCCO) will determine the exact cause and manner of death and release the identity of the victim after proper notifications to next of kin have been made.
This is an active ongoing investigation and 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 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.