Indy man gets 53 years for 2012 murder

Nicholis Hood (Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An Indianapolis man found guilty of murder in a shooting that left a man dead in August 2012 has been sentenced.

A jury found Nicholis Hood guilty of murder in the Aug. 3, 2012 shooting death of Andre Johnson. Johnson was found shot multiple times inside of his vehicle in the 11400 block of Silver Drift Way. Police say his child was also inside the vehicle when Hood fired at least five shots, striking Johnson an unknown number of times.

Johnson was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital where he died. His child was not hurt.

In addition to finding Hood guilty of murder, he was also found guilty of use of a firearm, which was used as a sentence enhancement.

Hood was sentenced to 53 years in prison, with 749 days of jail credit, which is just over two years. 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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