Don’t expect this to get many national headlines.
It doesn’t fit the narrative.
Nathan Trapuzzano was out for a morning walk a week ago on W. 16th Street in Indianapolis.
Nathan was robbed and murdered by a 16 year-old youth.
Nathan’s wife is expecting their first baby in May.
13 WTHR Indianapolis
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Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) homicide detectives have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of Nathan Trapuzzano. They say that robbery was the motive.
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced charges against 16-year-old Simeon Adams on Tuesday. Adams is charged with Murder, Attempt Robbery (A Felony), and Carrying a Handgun without a License (A Misdemeanor).
Trapuzzano was out for a morning walk a week ago on W. 16th St. when he was attacked and killed.
“There was surveillance video from a nearby business relating to this particular crime, and in the video, one of the suspects had relatively distinctive clothing. It was also set forth and statements had been given by witnesses implicating Mr. Adams in the shooting,” said Curry.
Speaking to the press Tuesday, IMPD Chief Rick Hite said Adams was known to police from three prior incidents. Chief Hite also said that police know who the second suspect is, but did not name that person.
“There were several tips from the public. We had contained the subject for some time. We knew where he was. Now we’re seeing through a tally of the investigation, we have charges against this young man and hopefully we’ll get more information to make sure he goes to jail for a very long time,” said the chief.
Adams is currently being held at the Juvenile Center. He is recovering from a gunshot wound he received during an incident on April 1 on W. 35th Street.
Chief Hite offered a timeline of Adams’ alleged activities leading up to Trapuzzano’s murder. On March 22, he is alleged to have been involved in a gun store robbery; on March 30th, he is accused of shooting a man on Dr. Martin Luther King St. On April 1, he allegedly murdered Trapuzzano during a mugging, and 17 hours later he was shot.