Suspect Captured After Hermitage Shooting
(posted Sept 2)
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|(top) Speedway and Metro officers guard the suspect after the pursuit ended
in the 100 block of north White River Parkway.
(bottom) The unidentified victim is removed from the doorway of 2336 Hermitage
Photos by Jay Thompson
(updated 11 am)
Speedway Police released details of this morning's murder in the Hermitage
Apartments. Joseph Fields, 24, Indianapolis, was charged with murder, possession
of a firearm by a felon, and fleeing law enforcement in the shooting death
of Chris Ingram.
Police received a 911 call of shots fired at 1:52 am at 2336 Hermitage
Way. Arriving officers found a male bleeding from a large gunshot wound
to the head. Witnesses at the scene provided officers with the suspect's
vehicle description. Officer Chuck Ezell spotted a maroon Toyota matching
the description heading east on 16th Street at a high rate of speed.
As officers initiated a felony hot stop at 16th and Tibbs, Fields fled
eastbound to White River Parkway West Drive, then southbound to just north
of Washington where he crashed in the grass on the east side of the street.
One shot was fired by a Metro officer at Fields as he exited his car with
a shotgun, Fields surrendered and was taken into custody. Officers found
three shotgun shells in his pocket.
Investigators said the victim had been in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend
at the apartment and was leaving with some personal belongings when Fields,
a friend of the family, arrived with a shotgun. Fields shot Ingram one
time in the head, then fled the scene.
Police said Fields has previous convictions for armed robbery and carrying
a handgun without a license.