INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — IMPD has made an arrest in a homicide that happened during the unrest in Indianapolis early Sunday morning.
29-year-old Tyler Newby is being held for his alleged involvement in the death of 18-year-old Dorian Murrell.
Murrell was found shot in the area of Market and Pennsylvania Streets around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. He was rushed to the hospital but died.
According to court documents, Newby actually went up to a Marion County Sheriff's deputy and told him, “I don’t know who I need to tell, but I just shot somebody.” Newby said the incident happened “somewhere near the circle.” He also gave the deputy the handgun he used during the shooting.
Newby told investigators he had been shoved to the ground and when he rolled over, there was a black male standing over him and he was afraid he was going to be punched. A witness told police Murrell did not have a weapon and no punches were thrown. Newby also told investigators Murrell did not say anything to him and did not hit him.
Afraid of getting hit, Newby said he pulled out his gun and shot Murrell once.
Newby is being held in the Marion County Jail, but has not yet been formally charged.
Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.