Teen Charged In Fatal Shootings Of Family

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department work the scene Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 in Indianapolis where five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot to death early Sunday inside an Indianapolis home. The pregnant woman who was taken to an area hospital, both she and the unborn child died despite life-saving efforts. (Justin L. Mack/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

(AP) — A 17-year-old Indianapolis boy has been charged with murder for allegedly fatally shooting his parents, two teenage siblings and his 18-year-old brother’s pregnant girlfriend.

Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears announced Thursday at a news conference that Raymond Ronald Lee Childs III faces six counts of murder, including one count for the death of the pregnant 19-year-old woman’s unborn child.

Childs also faces an attempted murder charge in the wounding of another brother, who was the sole survivor of Sunday’s shooting at the family’s home on Indianapolis’ near northeast side.


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