25-Year-Old Faces Murder Charge in Pendleton Shooting


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25-Year-Old Faces Murder Charge in Pendleton Shooting

Austin Frawley is accused of killing Michael Beard at a Pendleton mobile home.

PENDLETON, Ind. (WISH) — A 25-year-old man faces a murder charge in the death of another man who was found shot to death at a Pendleton mobile home last week.

Austin Frawley faces a preliminary charge of murder in the Friday shooting death of 33-year-old Michael Beard.

Officers with the Pendleton Police Department and emergency medical personnel were called to the 100 block of West Water Street, a small community of mobile homes, around 1:30 p.m. Friday on a report of an unconscious person, Sgt. Stan Brown with Pendleton police said.

Beard’s girlfriend found him with an apparent gunshot wound to the head, Brown said.

Frawley was taken into custody Friday night without incident. Frawley and Beard were friends, Brown said, and police are still trying to determine what caused the shooting.

Frawley on Monday remained in the Madison County Detention Center on a 72-hour hold while police prepare probable cause documents for the county prosecutor’s consideration, Brown said.

(Photo provided by Madison Co. Detention Center.)

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