UPDATE: 2 arrested in early morning deadly shooting


Two people were arrested Saturday afternoon for an early morning shooting on the west side.

Julius Gordon, 19, and Haley McKibben, 18, are accused in the shooting death of 23-year-old John Kinsey, Jr. in the 7700 block of Wyckford Court just before 6:30 a.m.

Detectives found Kinsey in a vehicle with a revolver in his lap. He was declared dead at the scene.

Kinsey's mother said she begger her son not to go out last night with his friends and sister.

"I"m not superstitious, but yesterday was Friday the 13th and when I saw that, I was like, 'Oh my god. It's Friday the 13th' and that's why I really asked them not to go nowhere," said Kim Hackett.

The shooting happened right in front of Kinsey's home. His mother was inside and heard the gunshots.

"I heard Pow. Pow. Pow. Pow. Pow," Hackett remembered.

That's when she said there was a knock the door. When Hackett opened it, McKibben was standing there covered in blood and Hackett could see her son dead in his car right outside.

"She told me she didn't have nothing to do with it," said Hackett.

That's not what police believe, though. They say McKibben set up Kinsey to be robbed by Gordon but the robbery escalated into a shooting between Kinsey and Gordon. The two men knew each other and had an ogoing feud, police say.

About 30 minutes later, Eskenazi Hospital called police saying Gordon had come to their emergency room with a gunshot wound to his right forearm. He told doctors he'd been shot somewhere on West 10th Street near the Wyckford Common Apartments. After he was released from the hospital, homicide detectives took Gordon in for questioning before he and McKibben were eventually arrested.

"I could have expected this to happen in Gary, but not here," said Kinsey's sister, Kendra. "I felt safe here. We left Gary to get away from that and it still happened here."

"I just can't believe that my son is gone," said Hackett.

Gordon faces charges of murder, felony murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. McKibben was preliminarily charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.