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Man charged with murder in August fatal stabbing on Indy's near south side

Police responded to the 2900 block of Brill Road, northwest of East Troy and Madison avenues, around 1:15 a.m. on Aug. 29.

INDIANAPOLIS — A man has been arrested and charged with murder in a fatal stabbing on Indianapolis' near south side in late August.

With assistance from the Greenwood Police Department, 26-year-old Christopher Rawlings was arrested on Sept. 20 and booked into the Johnson County Jail, IMPD announced.

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office has charged Rawlings with murder in the case.

On Monday, Aug. 29, IMPD officers responded to the 2900 block of Brill Road, northwest of the intersection of East Troy and Madison avenues, around 1:15 a.m. for a report of a person stabbed. Police located a male victim who appeared to be stabbed.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, and homicide detectives were assigned to investigate.

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the deceased as 23-year-old Aaron Flora.

The stabbing occurred amid a violent overnight in Indianapolis during which at least four other people were injured in shootings, three critically. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Connie Pearson at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or by email at Connie.Pearson@indy.gov.

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