2 Gary men charged in Indy shootout that left 3 dead
Post-Tribune staff and wire reports May 23, 2014 7:22PM
Updated: June 25, 2014 6:12AM
INDIANAPOLIS — A traffic stop by a Hobart police officer Wednesday led to charges being filed against two Gary men in connection with a shootout in Indianapolis that left three dead.
Montrel Deshawn Humphrey, 20, and Joenathan King, 33, were charged Friday in Marion County with one count of robbery and three counts of murder, Jeremy Ogden, commander of operations for Hobart police, said Friday.
The two men were arrested in Hobart and taken to Indianapolis.
Monday’s shootout killed Stranger Dunn, 34, and Esker Dodson-Walker, 33. Police say a third victim, Valdemar Enriquez, 21, is believed to have been involved in the robbery attempt in a working-class neighborhood on Indianapolis’ northwest side.
Investigators believe Humphrey, King and Enriquez were attempting a drug robbery when the shootout occurred. Police said all of those involved have connections to Gary.
Police seized heroin and marijuana from the house.
A 10-year-old girl in a nearby home was hospitalized after being hit by a stray bullet.
Hobart police said Officer Kenneth Williams made a traffic stop at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday on a speeding vehicle heading north on Interstate 65, at the border of Lake and Jasper counties. William was backed by Indiana State Police Officer Fred Trammel and his K-9 partner Rykr, who alerted the officers of the presence of narcotics.
Williams and Trammel found suspected marijuana and a handgun in a concealed area of the vehicle and Williams took Humphrey and King into custody in Hobart, according to a police report.
Hobart police said they received a message early Thursday from Indianapolis Metro Homicide regarding two suspects wanted for questioning in connection to the triple homicide and robbery and worked with the Indianapolis department on the investigation throughout the day.