IMPD Homicide Detectives Make Arrest in January Homicide Investigation

INDIANAPOLIS –  On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Homicide detectives identified and arrested a suspect allegedly involved in the death of 57-year-old James Lewis.

On Monday, January 11, 2021, just before 9:00 p.m., IMPD East District officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of N. Spencer Avenue on a report of a person shot.  When officers arrived, they located two male victims who had injuries consistent with a gunshot wound(s). IEMS arrived and unfortunately pronounced one of the victim’s deceased. The second victim was transported by IEMS to an area hospital listed in stable condition.

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

Romello Mcgee

Homicide detectives continued their investigation and were able to identify the alleged suspect. February 2, 2021, Homicide Detectives announced the arrest of 21-year-old Romello Mcgee for his alleged involvement in the death of James Lewis.  Romello Mcgee was arrested and charged with Murder. 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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