Family identifies 16-year-old murder victim

(Photo Provided: Johnson family)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — On Thursday afternoon, Jaylen Johnson told his grandmother he would be right back.

“He never did come back,” said Ms. Arnold, Jaylen’s grandmother.

Later that evening, police were called to the 300 block of West 31st Street for shots fired.

Once on the scene police found Johnson in the alley dead from multiple gun shot wounds.

“Quit playing chicken, you are going to get caught one (expletive) way or another,” said Arnold.

Detectives worked the scene and talked to neighbors, but police have not made an arrest.

“I want to say whoever killed my grandson, bring your (expletive) forward,” said Arnold.

Jaylen recently started his freshman year at Arsenal Technical High School. His grandmother raised him after his mother died ten years ago.

Family members say the teenager faced challenges, and despite those obstacles he didn’t deserve being a victim of murder.

“He was happy outgoing person,” Arnold said.

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