INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Police say they have made an arrest in a deadly Monday night shooting.
Officials say Montel Humphrey, 20, of Gary, Indiana, is under arrest and charged with murder and robbery in the case.
Around 10 p.m., police were called to the 5200 block of Lakemanor Drive on a report of shots fired. When police arrived, they found two men shot and killed outside the front door of a home. A third man was found shot behind the residence. Medics took him to the hospital in critical condition, where he later died.
Tuesday afternoon, police identified two of the victims as 34-year-old Stranger Dunn and 33-year-old Esker Dodson-Walker. The name of the third victim was released on Thursday. He has been identified as 21-year-old Valdemar Enriquez of Texas.
Detectives believe Humphrey, Enriquez, and another person came to the Lakemanor Drive home to commit a drug robbery. During the robbery, the three victims were killed in a gunfire exchange, according to police.
Heroin and marijuana were taken from the home. Police said all of the people involved in this deadly shooting have connections to Gary, Indiana.
“We as a community and as a police department will not allow people to set-up illegal narcotics operations and terrorize our citizens,” said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Hite. “These individuals disrupted a peaceful neighborhood and put a 10-year-old child in danger; that is unacceptable. We want to thank the community and our regional police partners for all their help, mutual cooperation is essential to our success. Once again, our officers and detectives have proven that if you commit a violent crime in Indianapolis, we will find you and hold you accountable.”
A 10-year-old girl, who was at a different house, was hit in the leg by a stray bullet from the exchange of gunfire. She was taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in stable condition.
Police said additional suspects may be charged in this case.