INDIANAPOLIS – Just before 3:45 p.m. on November 21, 2019 officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) were dispatched to 5242 E 20th St. on the report of a person shot. When Officers arrived, they located an unresponsive adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wound (s). Indianapolis EMS responded to the scene and pronounced the adult male victim deceased.
Homicide Detectives responded immediately and began canvassing the area for witnesses. Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist in identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner’s Office (MCCO) assisted and determined the exact manner and cause of death. The MCCO determined this case to be a homicide.
After a lengthy investigation, IMPD Homicide Detectives have made two arrests in this case. On February 27, 2020, 25-year-old Johnathan Quarles was arrested for his alleged involvement in this case. On March 4, 2020, 28-year-old Gabriel West Jr. was arrested for his alleged involvement in this case. The two were both arrested for murder. The Marion County Prosecutors Office will review the case and make a charging decision.
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