Expo shooter, in transition, arrested again Wednesday


The teen responsible for shooting more than half a dozen people downtown almost three years ago during Indiana Black Expo's Summer Celebration is under arrest again.  

Shamus Patton was just 16 years old at the time of his original arrest.  Now, at age 20, he's being held at the Marion County Jail waiting to be transferred back to the Department of Corrections.

He was actually just one month away from his release from a community transition program when he was arrested Wednesday. 

Patton was a passenger in a car that police stopped, and was among those who fled the scene and were caught. Police are still looking for the driver and vehicle involved.

Patton was arrested yesterday on a preliminary charge of resisting police, which is a felony.  He was with two other friends in a car that police had to chase through the northwest side.  Once stopped, Patton and two others bailed from the car and briefly eluded police before they were caught. 

Patton was 17 at the time of his arrest in 2010. He was convicted of shooting eight children and an adult during the culminating weekend of Indiana Black Expo's Summer Celebration in downtown Indianapolis. The shooting was determined to be gang-related.

Patton was charged as an adult and convicted of 10 felonies, including 9 counts of battery for the shootings and one count of criminal recklessness.

He was sentenced to up to eight years for those crimes, but served less than two and was supposed to be released in mid-July. The new charges will likely change that.

Also, Eyewitness News has learned that a few months after Patton's incarceration, he got into trouble for a fight with another inmate.

One of those who fled along with Patton, an 18-year-old, had two handguns and a 30-round magazine. A total of more than 40 rounds of ammunition.