Police believe boy fatally shot man during robbery

By The Associated press

CUMBERLAND — Police say they believe a 14-year-old boy fatally shot a man during an armed robbery at a suburban Indianapolis store.

Cumberland Police Chief Michael Crooke says the young suspect was arrested along with 18-year-old Steven Sheppard in connection with Monday’s robbery that ended with 37-year-old Gregory Raley’s killing.

Crooke says investigators believe the 14-year-old shot Raley outside the store after Raley interrupted the teens’ robbery of a Dollar General in Cumberland on Indianapolis’ far east side.

The juvenile faces preliminary murder and robbery charges. Sheppard faces a preliminary robbery charge.

Investigators say Raley was shot when he realized the store was being robbed and walked to the door to check on his fiancée, who had gone inside.

Raley and his fiancée were raising a 9-year-old girl, who witnessed the shooting.




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