September 1, 2022

Charges filed in Dutch soldier's killing in downtown Indy

The Marion County Prosecutor's office has filed charges against an Indianapolis man for the shooting in downtown Indianapolis that killed a Dutch soldier and wounded two others. - AP Photo/Arleigh Rodgers

The Marion County Prosecutor's office has filed charges against an Indianapolis man for the shooting in downtown Indianapolis that killed a Dutch soldier and wounded two others.

AP Photo/Arleigh Rodgers

The Marion County Prosecutor's office has filed charges against an Indianapolis man for the shooting in downtown Indianapolis that killed a Dutch soldier and wounded two others.

Prosecutor Ryan Mears said Shamar Duncan faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and disorderly conduct.

Mears said investigators wouldn’t have been able to solve the case without the cooperation of many in the community.

“So many people who were out downtown came forward with information which we are grateful for. We're also grateful to the downtown business community for their willingness to share videos which put us in a position to act very quickly,” Mears said.

The shooting happened last Saturday after an altercation between a group of individuals and the victims. It is alleged that after the altercation, Duncan fired multiple shots at the victims as they were walking back to their hotel.

The soldiers were part of a Dutch military contingent that was training at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Jennings County. The shooting stemmed from a dispute and fight that led to gunshots being fired.

The charges are a result of an investigation by IMPD, The Federal Bureau of Investigations and the U.S. Marshals Service.

Contact WFYI Morning Edition newscaster and reporter Taylor Bennett at tbennett@wfyi.org. Follow on Twitter: @TaylorB2213.

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