One arrested in homicide near 38th and Lafayette Road
Indianapolis homicide detectives are sorting out an early morning murder near Lafayette Square.
A man was gunned down in the parking lot of a late night club along 38th Street. It's the second killing in that area in two days.
Officers found Andre Magee, 24, of Indianapolis, dead at the scene from an apparent gunshot wound. Police arrested Traver Condon of Modesto, California in connection with Magee's shooting death.
Indianapolis Metro Police detectives have physical evidence, eyewitness accounts and possibly security camera video as they investigate the second killing in this near west side community in as many days.
Dozens of customers looked over the crime scene while friends and relatives of the victim mourned near by.
Gunfire erupted just before 3:00 am Monday. Witnesses tell police it began with an argument in the parking lot outside Babe's show Club.
The shots came from an SUV with two men inside. They fled. But within half an hour, 11 miles away on the city's far northwest side, police pulled over an SUV matching the one witnesses described.
Police questioned the two men. One was released and the other, Traver Condon, was arrested.
This is the second killing in the Lafayette Square area in two days. A block away early Sunday morning, police officers responding to reports of a fight heard gun shots. Tony Muse, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police officers found a small bag of suspected marijuana and a 9 mm handgun.
The deadly violence comes as the city, community leaders, private investors and businesses are working to revitalize this once-thriving area along west 38th Street.
Along with stepped up police patrols, Lt. Chris Bailey said officers "are also working with bar owners and other business owners in the area to try to work on some kind collaboration to prevent these things from happening in the future."
As police look for ways to reduce the violence in this area of West 38th Street, they are looking for help.
Detectives urge anyone with information about this incident to call the IMPD Homicide Branch at 317-327-3475 or CRIME STOPPERS at 317-262-TIPS (8477).
Tipsters may also text "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627 (CRIMES).