Indianapolis, Indiana – A judge has ordered the release of David Villanueva from custody following a jury’s verdict of not guilty. This decision pertains to his involvement in a fatal shooting on the near east side in 2022.
The jury found the 21-year-old Villanueva not guilty of one count of murder and two counts of pointing a firearm. These charges were related to the incident on April 25, 2022, that resulted in the death of 19-year-old Tyvon Moore.
As per the information provided by investigators, the tragic event occurred around 5:30 a.m. on North Gray Street. Police officers arriving at the scene discovered Mr. Moore with a gunshot wound, and he subsequently passed away at a hospital.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) identified Mr. Villanueva as the prime suspect, alleging that he shot Mr. Moore during a confrontation. It is worth noting that Villanueva was 19 years old at the time he was taken into custody.
The court records indicate that Villanueva’s trial commenced on Monday. The case was presented to the jury on Wednesday, culminating in a verdict of not guilty on all the aforementioned counts.
Furthermore, the IMPD had previously identified Villanueva as a suspect in May 2022, amid a series of arrests linked to homicides occurring between March 1 and April 30 of that year.