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Charges filed after deadly gas station shootout in


Following a fatal shooting at a service station in Cumberland, one person has been accused.

Devin Murrell, of Indianapolis, is accused of criminal recklessness as well as two counts of battery with a deadly weapon. The three accusations are all felonies.

According to investigators, the scene contained more than 80 shot casings.

On Tuesday, the 28-year-old Murrell was formally charged by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. On September 21, a shooting at a gas station at 965 North German Church Road resulted in the death of 29-year-old Daeshua L. Reese. Reese passed away after being taken to the hospital. A second gunshot victim received two grazing wounds to the leg in addition to being shot. Police were informed by witnesses that a different person had been loaded into a vehicle and carried off.

In order to find any victims of shootings, police located Community East Hospital.

Authorities connected Murrell to the case in this way. According to investigators, Murrell was shot many times when he arrived at the hospital about 15 minutes after Cumberland Police Department officers were originally sent to the petrol station.

Detectives who looked over the case’s security footage discovered that Murrell and Reese arrived in a car and started peering into a silver Chevrolet Cruze. Murrell and Reese found two people inside the petrol station who had arrived in that car, identified in legal papers only by their initials.

A dispute and violence broke out after they left the shop. Many participants in the shooting pulled their weapons. Reese passed away as a result of his wounds, and another victim was hurt by gunfire.

There have been no more arrests.

Reese’s death was the result of an avoidable accident, according to Cumberland Metropolitan Police Department Chief Suzanne C. Crooke-Woodland. On-site, we discovered 80 shell casings. It was an extremely fortunate situation that no Speedway customers were injured. There were many kids present when the incident happened, and they were all very afraid. Nobody should ever feel intimidated while entering a business, especially young children who are with their parents.

A warrant has apparently been filed for Murrell’s arrest, according to online court documents. The date of his first court appearance is set on October 24.