Homicide of Express Pantry man shot dead in Northwest Indy

INDIANAPOLIS — Police are looking for two suspects following a fatal shooting in northwest Indy.

Just before 6 p.m. Sunday night, police were called to the parking lot outside an Express Pantry convenience store at 4281 N. High School Road to find a man shot dead inside a car.

This whole crime was filmed.

CCTV cameras show a car leaving High School Road and pulling into a parking space. Within seconds, the driver was shot.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police asked us not to share this video again, which showed two suspects getting out of the victim’s car.

One of the suspects exited the rear driver’s seat and another exited the front passenger seat. Less than 5 seconds after the suspects got out of the car, shots were fired and the two suspects then casually drove away from the scene.

Still image from surveillance video showing victim’s car pulling into parking lot

“I’m just hurt,” said the victim’s mother, Jennifer White. “You left a mother without a son.”

White identified the victim as his son, Dakylen White, 19, whose own father died at exactly the same age.

“His father died at 19. His father was killed at 19 and now his son was killed at 19,” she said. “It’s a mess.”

Approved photo of Dakylen White

Jennifer’s son was also due to father an unborn son himself in October.

The IMPD did not release any information about a possible motive for White’s murder, but said it was not a random act of violence.

Surveillance video clearly showed the victim and two suspects walking to the scene of the murder together.

“We’re losing too many of our children, our teenagers, and that’s not good,” Jennifer said.

White’s death marked the fourth homicide investigated by IMPD over the weekend. Starting Friday evening on Fieldcrest Lane, three people were shot in the space of just three hours.

Jennifer said she just wished everyone learned how to deal with conflict without gunfire.

“It’s just sad to know that my son is the fourth homicide this weekend,” she said. “But the violence must stop.”

No arrests were made for any of the four homicides over the weekend.

Anyone with information about the High School Road incident should contact Detective Anthony Johnson at the IMPD Homicide Bureau at (317) 327-3475 or by email at [email protected]

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