Motel shooting suspects have initial hearing

Alejandro Mauricio (left), Eric Johnson (right) (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The two men police arrested in connection with a deadly shooting at a west side motel had their initial hearing in court Tuesday morning.

Police arrested Eric Johnson and Alejandro Mauricio for the deadly shooting of Dustin Woods.

Officers say the men arranged a drug deal Saturday with the 29-year-old at the Regal 8 Motel near West Washington and High School Road. Officers say the men robbed Woods and shot him.

Police say they found Johnson not long after the shooting. A SWAT team arrested Mauricio after a stand-off with police at a home on Temple Avenue. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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