June 17, 2021

2 More Charged In Killing Of Indianapolis Businessman

FILE - In this June 12, 2020 file photo, a mourner signs a tribute wall during a memorial service for former Indiana University football player Chris Beaty in Indianapolis. - AP Photo/Michael Conroy File

FILE - In this June 12, 2020 file photo, a mourner signs a tribute wall during a memorial service for former Indiana University football player Chris Beaty in Indianapolis.

AP Photo/Michael Conroy File

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two more people were arrested Thursday in the death of an Indianapolis man who was gunned down during unrest in the city last year following the deaths of George Floyd and Dresjean Reed, authorities said.

A grand jury indicted Alijah Jones, 24, and Nakeyah Shields, 20, on charges of murder, five counts of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery in the May 2020 killing of Chris Beaty, the Marion County prosecutor’s office said. Online court records don't list attorneys for either of them.

A third person, Marcus Anderson, was charged with murder in Beaty's death in December.

Beaty, 38, was shot and killed as he walked through an alley near his apartment building during violence that followed protests over Floyd’s death in Minneapolis and Reed's death in Indianapolis.

Beaty, who was a businessman when he was killed, played for three state championship-winning teams at Indianapolis Cathedral High School before going on to play for Indiana University.

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