Teenager arrested near Indianapolis for alleged involvement in fatal shooting of a middle school student

In a recent announcement, the South Bend Police Department confirmed the arrest of an 18-year-old individual believed to be involved in a fatal shooting incident where an 11-year-old boy lost his life.

Through a social media dispatch on Facebook, law enforcement authorities revealed the arrest of Dominick Williams, Jr. The arrest took place near Indianapolis on the date of Monday, May 22.

The prosecutors have formally brought murder charges against Williams, citing his alleged involvement in the tragic death of 11-year-old T’yon Horston. The incident occurred on April 20, on the 600 block of North Johnson Street, proximate to North Olive and Orange streets.

As per reports, young Horston was a sixth-grade student at Jefferson Traditional Middle School, having previously been enrolled at Jackson Middle School.

The murder charges against Williams were officially filed on May 12, with an arrest warrant issued on the same day.

Following his arrest, Williams was transferred to the St. Joseph County Jail. His booking took place on Tuesday, May 23, precisely at 10:23 a.m.

Williams is expected to appear for his initial court hearing, which is currently scheduled for Wednesday, May 24, at 1 p.m.

The successful apprehension of Williams was the result of a collaborative effort from several law enforcement agencies. These included the IMPD, the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force, the IMPD SWAT Team, the Fishers Police Department, the St. Joseph County Warrants Division, and the South Bend Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit.

Sonja Hill

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