Police arrest two in connection to 2015 murder of community activist’s daughter

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department arrested two people in connection to the murder of the daughter of a well-known anti-violence activist in Chicago.

Tamara Sword, 32, was found shot and killed while sitting in a car at gas station parking lot. Her father Andrew Holmes is an advocate against gun violence in Chicago.

The shooting happened near 38th Street and Lafayette Road in August 2015. Investigators said there was a fight at a nearby night club when the group took that outside and someone started shooting.

Sword was caught in the middle of the shooting. She was taken to the hospital, where she later died. Another victim, Joshua Riggins, 28, died at the scene. He was found underneath a car.

Police arrested Michael Edwards, 33, and Kenneth Jones, 28, on warrants for murder and attempted murder. Detectives also served a search warrant in the 5000 block of Clarkson Drive where they found drugs and guns.

Holmes told 24-Hour News 8 last year that police found at least 45 shell casings at the scene.

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