Man arrested in fatal Indianapolis shooting

Police were called to the 1300 block of Edgecome just before 10:00 Thursday night (WTHR photo)
A 26-year-old Indianapolis man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting last week. The dispute was allegedly  over a dog.

Police arrested Albert Rogers, who was preliminarily identified as a person of interest after the June 5th shooting. However, he was released from custody the following morning.

Rogers was arrested Thursday for murder.

Police were called to the 1330 block of South Edgecombe Avenue just before 10:00 pm last Thursday. Investigators found the male victim in a driveway, where he was declared dead at the scene.

The shooting involved a dispute over a dog between the suspect and victim, according to investigators.

Thanks to information from witnesses, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers received enough of a detailed description that they were able to spot who they initially labeled a suspect in a car about a mile away.

That person was stopped in the Safeway parking lot at Raymond & Shelby, where officers also found and a gun. Officers say a woman and her two young children were also in the car with the man.

The victim was identified as Joshua Tucker, 31, of Indianapolis. Detectives say Tucker is believed to have possessed the handgun recovered recovered at the scene.

Officers found that Rogers has a valid Indiana handgun permit to possess his handgun. As a result, police released him. A week later, however, a warrant was issued for his arrest, and he was taken into custody again.