Second teen charged with murder of Indianapolis doctor

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Detectives at Metro police headquarters believe they have an airtight case and have made the arrests in a deadly botched November burglary.

Eyewitness News continues to follow the murder case of Dr. Kevin Rodgers and was the first to break the news of arrests in the case.

Veteran IMPD detective Mark Prater arrested Ka'ron Bickham-Hurst, 18, and a 15-year-old last week.

Thursday afternoon, formal charges of murder and burglary were filed against a 15-year-old in connection to the case. A juvenile court judge will decide in January if the 15-year-old should be tried as an adult. Eyewitness News will not identify the 15-year-old until the judge decides if the teen will be charged as an adult.

Prosecutors have charged Ka'Ron Bickham-Hurst with murder.


Just after noon on November 20, officers responded to a 911 call to the Rodgers home in a northwest neighborhood. Rodger's wife found him dead from gunshot wounds when she came home on her lunch hour. She had become concerned about his well-being.

Police immediately canvassed the neighborhood and located an eyewitness who said they saw the teens enter the Rodgers home, leaving minutes later in a hurry. The eyewitness had called to 911 in an effort to get officers to check out the suspicious behavior.

Investigators believe the two teens and possibly others did not realize anyone was home.

Eyewitness News has learned that the 15 year old told detectives the morning of the murder he spent the day at a northwest side basketball court with friends.

We have also learned detectives may have video of Ka'Ron Bickham-Hurst inside a northwest Indianapolis pawn shop. He reportedly pawned several items accumulated and identified as stolen during home burglaries. Most pawn shops are strict about requiring identification and being at least 18 years of age. Many stores utilize video surveillance as part of their security measures.

Detectives on the Rodgers case have a list of items taken from his home during the deadly break-in. They have not ruled out more arrests.

The mother of a 17-year-old who asked not to be identified confirmed her fears about her son eventually facing murder charges because he's under investigation for Rodgers death, too.

It is likely that the investigation is far from over. There could be nearly a half-dozen other teenagers facing charges connected to this case.

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