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Man Charged With Murder In Cold Case Found Guilty

Darrin Shores was found guilty in the murder of Thomas Johnson from 2008, says Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry

INDIANAPOLIS -- A man accused of murder in a cold case has been found guilty. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry says a jury has convicted Darrin Shores in the murder of Thomas Johnson from 2008 at an apartment complex on Indianapolis' northwest side.

The case had gone unsolved until June of 2016 when a tip came in which led police to Shores. 

“It is our hope that we can bring justice to the families of all homicide victims,” Prosecutor Curry said. “However, it is particularly gratifying that the family of Thomas Johnson will now have the finality of this conviction after nine years of uncertainty regarding the circumstances of his death.”

In 2008, Johnson was found by an IMPD officer in a car that had run into a guard rail along Rosewood Commons Drive suffering from a gun shot wound to the back. He died at the hospital soon after and with no other witnesses or evidence to point to a shooter, the case went cold for eight years.

Indianapolis Homicide Detectives say the tip they received in 2016 led them to a second person who could confirm that it was Darrin Shores who shot and killed Johnson. Shores was charged with his murder after he was found hiding out in Atlanta, Georgia in April of 2017.

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