Son Arrested in Murder Investigation of Father

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at 10:39 p.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) East District officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Edmondson Avenue in reference to a possible person shot.  Officers located an adult male with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds.  Officers also located several possible witnesses on scene.  The victim, identified as 49-year-old Michael Wilson, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Lawrence medics. IMPD Homicide detectives were notified and responded to the scene. 

Homicide detectives, through further investigation, identified Wilson’s son, 28-year-old Michael Wilson, Jr., as the alleged suspect in the shooting.  Detectives determined through their investigation that the shooting was domestic related and occurred after an argument between father and son.  Wilson, Jr. is believed to have fled the scene on foot after the shooting. 

Detectives continued gathering information and learned of a possible location of Wilson, Jr. IMPD officers located Wilson, Jr. in the 6600 block of Bear Creek Drive and detained him.  Wilson, Jr. was then transported to the Homicide office and upon further investigation, was arrested for his alleged involvement in the shooting.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make the final charging decision. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist in 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.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective James Hurt at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at
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 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 and the suspect is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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