Second teen from crime spree gets 51 years

Gabriel Edwards. (Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A second teenager involved in a deadly Indianapolis crime spree was sentenced Wednesday to 51 years in Indiana prison.

Gabriel Edwards had pleaded guilty in June as part of a plea deal.

Edwards, who was 15 at the time of the February 2013 crime spree, was the getaway driver for Sirquain Burr, who shot and killed John Yingling, 38, outside his home in Southport. A second man was shot later the same day while walking his dog near Eagle Creek Park on the city’s northwest side. That shooting spurred a chase that ended with a car crash in Brownsburg.

Both teens were waived to adult court because of the seriousness of their crimes.

Edwards was originally charged with murder, carrying a handgun without a license, resisting law enforcement, robbery, auto theft and receiving stolen parts.

Edwards was sentenced to 51 years in prison and 10 years of probation.

Burr was sentenced last week to 68 years, with nine years of his sentence suspended. 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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