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INDIANAPOLIS — Over the last week, Indy Metro Police officers and homicide detectives have arrested five people for homicides that happened in Indianapolis within the last year.

“The dedicated work of homicide detectives, Violent Crimes Unit detectives, patrol officers, Marion County Forensic Agency crime lab technicians, and all of IMPD’s criminal justice partners…helped lead to these suspects being taken into custody,” IMPD said in a statement.

Equally as important in solving the homicides was the cooperation of the community. The willingness of community members to participate in these investigations helped detectives charge and arrest the suspects. One suspect was arrested less than 25 hours after the homicide took place, according to IMPD.

Four of the five arrests were for crimes that occurred in the last month.

“Any homicide that occurs in our city is one too many. While the arrests of those believed to be responsible will never bring back those who senselessly lost their lives, this step towards justice is often also a step towards healing and closure for their family, friends, and neighborhood,” said IMPD Chief Randal Taylor. “I am proud of the work done to bring justice for five families over the last week. IMPD officers and detectives continue to work around the clock with members of our community, other law enforcement agencies, and neighborhood partners to solve violent crimes and, more importantly, prevent them from occurring.”

Anyone with information about violent incidents in the community is asked to call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.