IMPD Homicide detectives make arrest in murder on Illinois St

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Homicide detectives announce the arrest of Javion Davis (17) for his alleged role in the shooting death of Rami Marsh (19) on 03/11/2019.

On March 11, 2019 just after 7:30 p.m., officers with the IMPD were dispatched to the 3600 block of N. Illinois St on a person shot. When officers arrived, they located two males who had been shot. Indianapolis EMS responded and pronounced one male dead at the scene. The other male was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Homicide detectives responded and began canvassing the area and speaking with potential witnesses. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist with identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence.

During the course of the investigation, it was revealed that the 2nd male on-scene who had been shot, later identified as Javion Davis, was allegedly involved in the shooting death of Rami Marsh. Detectives arrested Davis under suspicion of murder. He is currently being held at Eskenazi Holding and will later be transferred to the main jail. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make a charging decision.

This incident should serve as a message to those seeking to commit violence in Indianapolis, that they will be held accountable. The IMPD ended 2018 with a homicide clearance rate of 64%, more than 20% higher than the previous year. Violence will not be tolerated by IMPD or the Indianapolis community.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or 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. This release may be updated as more information becomes available. Information given via Crime Stoppers should be considered anonymous.

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

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