Raymond Childs III, 17, was additionally charged with tried homicide of a brother who fled the household dwelling after the primary capturing and with an unlicensed handgun, in accordance with court docket paperwork shared by Marion County prosecutors.
He’s charged as an grownup “due to his age and the cost of homicide”, in accordance with a launch from the prosecutor’s workplace.
Childs is represented by the Marion County Public Defender Company, which might not touch upon the allegations, the company instructed CNN.
“We intend to hunt justice for the victims, and to take action in a method that respects the method and all of the circumstances which can be current on this case,” prosecutor Ryan Mears stated within the assertion.
The killings are town’s largest mass capturing in additional than ten years, Indianapolis Metro Police Chief Randal Taylor stated on Sunday.
Childs allegedly killed his members of the family after his father chastised him for “leaving the home with out permission,” in accordance with court docket paperwork.
Childs is alleged to have shot and killed his brother Elijah earlier than capturing his father, Raymond Childs, Jr., and stepmother Kezzie Childs.
Detectives additionally discovered his deceased 13-year-old sister. Elijah’s pregnant girlfriend, Kiara Hawkins, was pronounced lifeless at a hospital, in accordance with statements submitted on Thursday.
A murder depend consists of Hawkins’ unborn baby, who was “close to delivery,” in accordance with a abstract of post-mortem outcomes.
In accordance with prosecutors, Raymond Childs III’s subsequent court docket look is on April 21.