Ronald Davis, the suspected trigger man in the murders of two women and their babies in Indianapolis made a court appearance in a Marion county courtroom today. Two of his co-defendants, Donte Hobson and Jasper Frazier made statements placing the murder weapon in Davis’ hand the night of Jan. 14.
According to a police affidavit, officers responding to a report of gunfire at the home found the two women and their children in a back bedroom on the floor between a bed and a wall. Each victim had been shot multiple times. Only Charlii was still breathing.
According to the affidavit, an officer carried Charlii from the back bedroom and handed her to a paramedic through a window. Charlii was later pronounced dead at Methodist hospital. A blood trail from the back bedroom to the front room was later determined to be Charlii’s. 10 shell casings were found in the back bedroom of the home the two women shared.
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Four men are in custody in Indianapolis for the brutal Jan. 14 slayings of two women and their babies who were in their mother’s arms when they were shot multiple times. Ronald Davis, 30, Dontae Hobson, 30, Jasper Frazier, 36, and Zarumin Coleman, 20, have all been charged in connection with the murders.
Two of the suspects were charged with four counts of murder each, while the other two face attempted robbery and conspiracy to attempt robbery charges in the deaths of Gina Hunt, 24, and her 23-month-old son Jordan and Andrea Yarrell and her four-month-old daughter, Charlii. The suspects will make their first court appearance under tight security in Marion County on Tuesday.
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A 3rd coward has turned himself in to Ohio police after fleeing Indianapolis in the wake of an intense manhunt for the killers of two babies and two adults.
“I ain’t kill them kids, man,” Jasper Frasier, 36, told a reporter for the Indianapolis Star before turning himself in. Jasper said he left Indianapolis soon after the murders and headed to his sister’s home in Toledo. “The people that killed the kids, they was going to kill me,” he told the paper.
When he talked about the shootings, Frazier began sobbing. He said he was scared by Sheriff Frank Anderson’s statement that police were going to track down those responsible “like dogs.”
Police are questioning two other Indianapolis men in connection with the four killings. Zarumin Coleman, 21, the suspected get away driver, and Tommy Warren, 24, were in custody Thursday night on unrelated warrants, police said. Coleman was arrested inside Frasier’s apartment.
Frazier told The Star that Coleman and two other men pulled him into a robbery plan that ended in the killings.
Frazier said he was in the house in the 3200 block of Hovey Street when another man fired the shots.
“Yeah, I was there, man,” Frazier said, “and I asked the dude there, ‘Why the (expletive) you kill those kids?’ ”
More than 100 officers from the U.S. Marshals office, Indianapolis police and the FBI were involved in the manhunt for justice.
Zarumin Coleman, 21, a suspect in the Hovey Street slayings of two babies and two adults is taken out of an Indianapolis apartment building by a SWAT team. Coleman was arrested today on an outstanding warrant and charged with burglary. (Source)
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Indianapolis, Indiana was rocked to its core by the senseless killings of two women, a toddler and a baby who were shot multiple times while being held in their mother’s arms.
Police are searching for two men who were seen running from the home.
The victims were Charlii Yarrell, 4 months; Charlii’s mother, Andrea Yarrell, 24; Jordan Hunt, 23 months; and Jordan’s mother, Gina Hunt, 24.
The two women and the toddler died at the scene. Four-month-old Charlii Yarrell was taken to Methodist Hospital with several gun shot wounds. She died a few hours later.
Police initially investigated a burglary at a vacant house late Monday night. A short time later they were called again about gunshots being fired across the street from the vacant house. Police entered the home through a broken window and found the bodies.
A set of electronic scales, a safe, a pound marijuana and several long guns were found in the house, according to police. Two handguns were later found in the street near the home.
The story has received national press coverage and more than 80 investigators have been assigned to the case. The murders are a top priority for every uniformed law enforcement officer in Indianapolis. “Whoever is responsible for this, we’re going to track you down like dogs,” Marion County Sheriff Frank Anderson said. “We’re not going to stop until we find you and put you in a cage where you belong.”