• IMPD seeks answers in double homicide

    December 12, 2011 No comments

    IMPD officers were called to the 200 block of West 37th Street around 7:20 p.m. Sunday evening on a report of a disturbance with shots fired.

    When they arrived officers found a black male lying on the sidewalk in the 3700 block of Capitol with apparent gunshot wounds.

    As officers were on scene they found a second black male lying on the front porch of a home on the corner of 37th & Capitol.

    Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officials say 23 year old Prince Bibbs of Indianapolis, was the man found shot to death on the sidewalk outside the home. The other man, 37-year-old Rico Hawkins, of Indianapolis, was found shot to death on the porch of the home.

    As officers were checking on the man on the porch they noticed two small children inside the home.

    Officers quickly entered the home, removed the children, and took them to a safe location.

    At that time, not knowing what had occurred or if other people were in the home, officers backed out, established a perimeter and called for the SWAT team.

    Members of the SWAT team attempted to make contact with anyone inside the home multiple times but were unsuccessful.

    SWAT team members then entered, searched, and secured the home before handing it over to investigators.

    Homicide detectives and Crime Lab technicians are expected to be on scene investigating the homicides through the night Sunday.

    Police don’t know what led up to the shootings, if the pair are related, or if other suspects are involved.

    Anyone with information into the double homicide is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 317-262-TIPS or IMPD Homicide at 317-327-3475.

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