IMPD makes arrest in May homicide

Photo of Dionte Owens. (Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An arrest has been made in a May 2017 homicide.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Dionte Owens, 21, has been taken into custody for the shooting death of 34-year-old Martel Thomas.

On May 7 at approximately 7:45 a.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of North Rural Street for a report man down in an alley.

After arriving on scene, officers discovered a male victim, later identified as Thomas, who had sustained a fatal gunshot wound.

IMPD, in collaboration with the U.S. Marshalls task force, located Thomas early Thursday in the 300 block of North Oakland Avenue.