Youth homicides on the rise in Indy


INDIANAPOLIS — A 15-year-old boy died in a triple shooting this week. The police are still looking for the murderer in this case.

Early Tuesday morning, police were called to Caroline Avenue and found three people shot dead inside a car.

The three victims, Anthony Morman, 31, Marvin Walker Junior, 25, and Kabelo Reidenbach, 15, died from their injuries.

The slain 15-year-old is the eighth homicide victim under the age of 18 this year.

“When I see a young man shot and killed in the street, it breaks my heart and lets me know that I wish I had reached that young man before it happened,” Reverend Malachi Walker said.

Reverend Walker’s Church is just over half a mile from the stage on Caroline.

Over the next two Thursdays, Reverend Walker will host an orientation session for children and parents who wish to enroll in his annual Young Men Inc. summer camp.

The camp offers organized physical and educational activities.

“Camp is very intense because it’s a highly structured and disciplined camp and it teaches the boys how to grow up and be men,” Walker said.

Malachi Camp, which also includes recreation and field trips, will be held this year from June 7 to July 29 and aims to keep children out of trouble during the summer months.

Putting children on the path to success is more important than ever, as the eight victims of child homicide this year represent double the number of victims on the same date last year and more than any other recent year.

“Our goal is to empower them to make good decisions. It is a prevention program. It keeps them from making bad decisions,” Walker said.

For its part, the IMPD still does not know what prompted the triple homicide and has no suspicious information to disclose.

So far, all eight juvenile homicides this year remain unsolved.

Anyone with information about the Caroline shooting should contact Detective James Hurt at the IMPD Homicide Bureau at (317) 327-3475 or email him at [email protected].

Parents interested in enrolling their sons in Young Men Inc. Summer Camp can click here.


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