Shooting Suspect Surrenders After Taking The Weekend To 'Chill'

An Indianapolis man, wanted in a connection with an April 5 shooting, has turned himself in after taking some time to relax, police said Sunday.

The Indianapolis Star reports, 24-year-old Domonique Stone turned himself Sunday, two days after the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department issued a warrant for his arrest.

Stone was wanted on charges of burglary, armed robbery, robbery and carrying a handgun without a license. Police believe Stone was involved in a April 5 incident in which two women and three young children were shot in an apartment on the city’s northwest side. 

On Saturday, WTHR News reported police had spoken to Stone after the warrants were issued, but he had refused to immediately turn himself in. 

Investigators involved with the case told WTHR that Stone told them Saturday he wasn’t going to surrender to police until the following week because he wanted “to chill this weekend.”

Stone’s bizarre, nonchalant attitude towards the warrants attracted the attention of Reddit users after one user posted the story in the site’s “Not the Onion” section. 

That section — “where the truth is sometimes stranger than satire” — features real headlines one might expect to find on the satirical news site The Onion. 

“Can you blame him?” joked Reddit user arcadiaware. “He's got to watch the Game of Thrones leaks before he goes in.”

“Oh well, isn't that nice?” wrote user me-Claudius. “Whenever it is convenient.”

Police said they are still searching for two other suspects. They gave no indication as to why Stone turned himself in Sunday rather than waiting until a weekday as he had originally implied he would. 

All five of the shooting victims survived. 

The children — an infant and two others, ages 4 and 5 — were taken to Riley Hospital for Children. The Star reported on April 6 that the 4-year-old was still in serious condition but the other two children were now in stable condition. 

A 49-year-old, female victim was reported to be in critical condition as of April 6. Her friend, a 23-year-old female, was listed as stable, according to The Star.

Sources: The Indianapolis Star (April 12), WTHR News, Reddit, The Indianapolis Star (April 6)

Photo Credit: The Indianapolis Star courtesy of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department


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