UPDATE: Police seek second suspect in April double homcide on city's southeast side

Two killed in shooting on southeast side

Two shot on Villa Ave

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - UPDATE: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect in a homicide on Villa Avenue from April 20th.

Police are seeking Mingo Thames, who they say was with suspect Maurice Turentine at the time of the shooting. Turentine was arrested last week.

IMPD says they believe Thames to be armed and dangerous.

Thames is wanted on formal murder charges along with felon carrying a handgun charges.



Metro Police have made an arrest in the murder of two men on the southeast side on April 20, 2017.

32-year-old Maurice Turentine was arrested in Mooresville on Friday, May 5 on two counts of Murder.

Maurice Turentine (Image provided by IMPD)

The Marion County Coroner's office identified the two victims as 30-year-old Darrell Miller, II and 31-year-old James Clark.

Police say one of the victims lived in the house in the 1600 block of Villa Avenue where the shooting happened.

They say witnesses told them that he had lived there for about a week.

Police also say there was a 4-year-old child in the home at the time the shooting happened. The child was not injured.

“It's just a trend we're seeing lately, very troubling and concerning to see young children put in harm's way when adults should be making better decisions,” said IMPD Major Richard Riddle. “Adult choices and adult decisions sometimes have adult consequences and those children are innocent victims. To have them subjected to this type of violence and having to witness that is very concerning.”

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