The 17-year-old boy arrested in connection to Sunday’s Adams Street murders is the son of one of the victims.
According to an exclusive report from WISH-TV News 8’s Sierra Hignite, the suspect is the biological son of Raymond Childs Jr. and the stepson of Kezzie Childs.
Raymond Childs Jr. and Kezzie Childs, both 42, were found shot dead Sunday morning along with Rita Childs, 13; Elijah Childs, 19; and Kiara Hawkins, 19, who was pregnant with Elijah’s son, according to News 8.
News 8’s Sierra Hignite told WIBC’s Hammer and Nigel Show that she spoke to the mother of one of the victims Monday night
“She confirmed that her 17-year-old grandson, the son of Raymond Childs Jr. is the boy who was arrested,” Hignite told Hammer and Nigel. “She received the call on Sunday night, which was actually her birthday, and she is in Indianapolis today trying to make sense of exactly what happened.”
News 8 said Monday that an argument in the family home on Adams Street, near 34th Street and Sherman Drive, may have led to the shooting.
Police arrived at that scene around 4:45 a.m. Sunday after finding a teenage boy with gunshot wounds walking along 36th Street, a few blocks from the scene of the shooting. That boy led police to the home and was later taken to Riley Hospital.
The grandmother told News 8’s Hignite in a follow-up phone call Tuesday that the surviving victim was “not doing well.”
Hignite also shared new details with Hammer and Nigel about the Plainfield home where the 17-year-old suspect was arrested Monday.
Click below to listen to hear Hammer and Nigel’s full interview with News 8’s Sierra Hignite.
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