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Operation Legend offers $25,000 reward in 2015 murder of 10-year-old De’Shaun Swanson

Known as “Little Man”, the fourth grader had dreamed of being a basketball player.
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De'Shaun Swanson, 10, was the victim of a drive-by shooting six months ago this weekend

INDIANAPOLIS — Just hours after federal, state and local officials announced Operation Legend, an initiative to crackdown on violent crime, a reward up to $25,000 was offered on information on 10-year-old De’Shaun Swanson’s murder on Sept. 19, 2015.

Swanson was killed in a drive-by shooting in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. De’Shaun and his family had just arrived at a memorial service for an elderly family friend when shots were fired at the house from a newer model, silver/gray vehicle with tinted windows. The shots fired came from the front and rear seat passengers of the vehicle.

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Known as “Little Man”, the fourth grader had dreamed of being a basketball player.

Operation Legend will be a 45-day commitment of 57 federal agents and investigators to support IMPD in their efforts to reduce gun violence in Indianapolis. 

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is making $250,000 available to support the initiative in Indianapolis.

Anyone with information on De’Shaun Swanson’s murder can call FBI Indianapolis as 317-595-4000, the FBI Tip Line at 1-800-CALL-FBI, or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.