IMPD Homicide Detectives Make Arrest in West Side Homicide Investigation

INDIANAPOLIS –  On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Homicide detectives identified and arrested a suspect allegedly involved in the death of 30-year-old Walter Stein.

On October 22, 2020, just after 7:00 p.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were dispatched to a report of a person shot in the 3800 block of N. High School Road. Upon arrival officers discovered an adult male with injuries consistent with a gunshot wound(s).  IEMS arrived on the scene and transported the victim to I.U. Health Methodist Hospital. The victim was pronounced deceased by medical staff at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital.

Homicide detectives responded and began their investigation. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist in identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner’s Office also assisted and determined the exact manner and cause of death.

Brandon McCormick

IMPD homicide detectives continued their investigation and were able to identify the alleged suspect. On February 23, 2021, Homicide Detectives announced the arrest of 23-year-old Brandon McCormick for his alleged involvement in the death of Walter Stein. McCormick 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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