One person dead after weekend shooting at Meijer store

INDIANAPOLIS –On March 24, 2018, at 8:14 p.m., Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) responded to Meijer grocery store located on the 5300 block of Pike Plaza Road on a report of a person shot. Officers located an unresponsive male later identified as Steven L. Wills with an apparent gunshot wound in the parking lot of the business.

Medics arrived a short time later and pronounced Wills as deceased. Witnesses told police they observed Wills arguing with an unknown subject inside the business. The argument moved outside the business culminating with shot(s) fired.

Cedric Cooper

Homicide detectives were called to the scene, and immediately began canvassing the area for witnesses. IMPD Homicide Detectives arrested 19 year-old Cedric Cooper of Indianapolis IN and charged him with Voluntary Manslaughter for his involvement in the murder of Steven L. Wills. Investigators believe this is an isolated incident and not a random act. IMPD Homicide investigators began canvassing the area for additional witnesses or anyone with information that will aid investigators in solving this case.

The Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist with identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence.  The Marion County Coroner’s Office (MCCO) will be assisting and will determine the exact manner and cause of death. The name of the victim can be obtained from the MCCO after proper next-of-kin notification has been made.

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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