Probe continues into Speedway teen’s death

(WISH Photo/Kevin  Hankins)
(WISH Photo/Kevin Hankins)

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) – Speedway Police are still investigating the death of 16-year-old Sayyid Abdul-Haqq.

Police found the teen’s body in the 2800 block of Embassy Road late last week. Police say the Speedway High School sophomore had been shot.

On Wednesday, Abdul-Haqq’s family made an emotional plea for those with information in the murder to call police.

“He was just walking home from the library,” said Michael Rudolph, the victim’s brother.

According to police, they have very little information to go on. Investigators told 24-Hour News 8 that Abdul-Haqq was a popular student. His family members described the teen as a young man who loved his family, and who enjoyed spending time at library.

“It’s a death of a 16-year-old boy. We can’t see anything that he was involved in that would have led to someone shooting him along those lines,” said Speedway Lt. Trent Theobald.

Family members and friends have started a fundraiser in Abdul-Haqq’s honor. Click here to donate. The money raised will go toward burial expenses.

A group of poets will also try to ease the family’s finical burden this Friday night at Write On (the poetry spot). The event is an open microphone event located 3326 Clifton St. Admission is $5 and all proceeds will go toward Abdul-Haqq’s burial.

Investigators are hoping this latest push will convince someone to come forward with information that will lead to arrest in Abdul-Haqq’s murder.

“Somebody knows something, somebody’s talked,” said Theobald.

Anyone with information about Abdul-Haqq’s murder can contact the Speedway Police Department. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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