Detectives hope security video helps nab murder suspect
Police have released surveillance video of a shooting that left two men dead Tuesday night.
The double homicide was caught on camera at the CITGO gas station near E. 19th and Rural streets around 7 p.m. Investigators hope someone recognizes the shooter and a car that pulled away right after the shooting.
Ashley Chatman is heartbroken, learning about the ambush-style shooting of two of her family's friends.
"This is sad. They have families, one of them has a child and now that child will not grow up with a father," she said as she placed stuffed animals at the scene of the shooting.
Security cameras at the Rural Street Pantry recorded the city's second double murder of the year. A man outside waited for 25-year-old William Davis and 23-year-old Tyrece Dorsey and the prime opportunity to shoot them.
When the men exited the store, the unidentified suspect started shooting as the men ran for cover, but were not successful getting out of the line of fire.
The gunman made a beeline to a car at one of the gas pumps. IMPD Lt. Chris Bailey says the car may be a silver or gold Dodge Sebring. Security video shows the car pulling away slowly with the lights off.
Two other people were in the car with Dorsey and Davis, but they did not get hurt.
There were other customers at the store at the time of the shooting. IMPD released the video from the shooting incident with hopes someone will recognize the shooter or the car caught on camera.
John Webb, who recently moved into a rental home not far from the crime scene is not shocked about the murders.
"I hear sirens all times of the night in this neighborhood and that is when I am praying the hardest, too," Webb said.
He says it's not strange to come across drug activity, prostitution and other crimes that plague his neighborhood.
"I believe God has been in this area for a reason and I try to not only keep it peaceful around my home, but also let my light shine and be a godly example for others in this area," Webb said.
Dorsey and Davis' murders come as IMPD Homicide detectives still try to find the person or persons responsible for their first double murder of 2014. On January 16, someone opened fire on 20-year olds Dayeon Johnson and Katrina White. The shooting happened outside her home near 18th and Harding streets as they sat in his car. Investigators recovered a number of gun shell casings around the car.
Anyone with information on either case can earn up to $1,000 in cash with their anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers. No one in the history of the Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana program has ever been identified because the callers are kept 100 percent confidential from even the program operators.
The Crime Stoppers hotline is open 24/7 at 317-262-TIPS. If your tip leads to an arrest, you get paid cash with no questions asked.