IMPD Homicide Detectives Make Arrest in Murder/Robbery Investigation

INDIANAPOLIS-Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Homicide detectives identified and arrested 32-year-old Julius Thomas on Sunday, March 13, 2022, for his alleged involvement in a recent homicide.

On Sunday, March 6, 2022, just after 4:00 p.m., IMPD North District officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Ingram Street on a report of a person shot. Officers arrived and located an adult male who sustained injuries consistent with a gunshot wound(s). Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) arrived and transported the victim to an area hospital in critical condition. Shortly after arriving at the hospital the victim was pronounced deceased by medical staff.

IMPD Homicide detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to identify and collect potential forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner’s Office assisted and determined the exact cause and manner of death. The MCCO will release the decedent’s name once a proper next-of-kin notification has been made.

The investigation continued, and detectives identified a possible adult male suspect. On Sunday, March 13, 2022, detectives arrested 32-year-old Julius Thomas for felony murder and robbery.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Erika Jones at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail her at Erika.Jones@indy.gov

Alternatively, they can call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS) to remain anonymous. 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.

An arrest is merely an accusation. The suspect is presumed innocent unless and until found guilty in a court of law. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make the final charging decisions.

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