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IMPD: Homicide investigation underway at Marion County Adult Detention Center

An IMPD spokesperson said one inmate assaulted another, resulting in death.

INDIANAPOLIS — An assault at the Marion County Adult Detention Center left an inmate dead, police said.

An IMPD spokesperson said the sheriff's department requested their assistance at the facility, 695 Justice Way, at around 10:15 p.m. on June 19 to investigate the incident.

The sheriff's department released details Monday afternoon, saying the incident was an inmate-on-inmate assault. It is being investigated as a homicide.

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The inmate killed was identified as 36-year-old Charles Barron, Jr. He had been in custody since June 12, 2022. He was being held on one charge of unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle; criminal mischief.

IMPD homicide investigators arrested 25-year-old D’Angelo Smith, Barron's cellmate, for his alleged involvement in the homicide.

Credit: IMPD
D’Angelo Smith

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A motive for the killing has not been released.


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