Teen fights for his life as police seek 2 for questioning in fatal shooting

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)  — Police are asking for the public’s help to identify two people wanted for questioning after a shooting that killed one teenager and injured two others on the west side of Indianapolis.

It happened in the parking lot of a shopping center near 38th Street and Moller Road just after midnight last Sunday.

Police released new surveillance pictures of two people seen on camera before the shooting. Police are calling them person of interest in the case. They believe they may have information that can help them with the investigation.

The mother of one of the victims told 24-Hour News 8 her son was shot in the head.

“I see him, it hurts me to see him lying there because it’s not him,” said Christa Frazier, the mother of one of the victims. “He’s so full of energy. I just want him to get up.”

It’s at Eskenazi Hospital where Christa Frazier said her son Dijon Anderson is fighting for his life.

“Dijon is a fighter. He probably knows he has never ever gave up on life or gave up on anything in life,” she said. “This is just him, that’s what he’s doing now– he’s fighting so we’re fighting together to get him out of here.”

Anderson is a senior at Warren Central High School where he played football.

“It’s his life. Football is life and he says he’s going to the NFL,” she said. “He’s still going to the NFL.”

Frazier said she’s a proud mom. Her son is just weeks away from graduating from high school.

“He is going to graduate June the 5th and he’s supposed to go to Southern Illinois University with a full ride scholarship in sports administration,” she said.

But Frazier received a phone call about a shooting last weekend that changed her life forever.

“No mother should have to deal with this, no mother,” she said. “I just want this violence to stop. It has to stop, it’s not fair.”

The shooting happened in the parking lot of a shopping center near 38th Street and Moller Road. Police got there and found three victims. Police said 17-year-old Angel Mejia Alfaro died at the scene. Anderson and another friend were taken to the hospital.

“We’re just going to keep on praying, we’re going to keep on pushing and we’re going to keep on being Dijon strong,” she said.

Police are now hoping for a break in the case. Pictures from a surveillance video show two people wanted for questioning. Police said the first person is believed to be Hispanic. He was last seen wearing a blue coat with white stripes down the sleeves.

Police said the second person is possibly Hispanic. He was seen last wearing a blue or black hoodie with GAP lettering on the front.

Police confirmed with 24-Hour News 8 there was a fourth person with the group of teens who was not injured in the shooting.

If you think you recognize the person of interest in the pictures you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers at 262 TIPS.

 

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