INDIANAPOLIS, IN – A deadly incident occurred on Tuesday night in Indianapolis, resulting in the death of a teenager, the injury of another minor, and the arrest of an 18-year-old on murder charges. The incident occurred on the west side of the city, where local law enforcement responded to a shooting in a hotel just before 10 p.m.
Upon arrival at the intersection of Scotland Drive and Bank Lane, officers from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department discovered 16-year-old Christian Peters suffering from gunshot wounds. Despite being quickly transported to a nearby hospital, Peters succumbed to his injuries. Shortly after, another 16-year-old arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound believed to have been sustained at the same location.
Eyewitness accounts have played a crucial role in the investigation, leading to the swift arrest of the alleged perpetrator. IMPD Lt. Shane Foley expressed gratitude for the cooperation of multiple witnesses, which he said helped piece together the events of the night.
The suspect, Mouhamadou Diba, who turned 18 just last month, reportedly contacted the police himself, confessing his involvement in the shooting. Following an overnight interrogation, Diba was charged with murder and battery with a deadly weapon.
The incident has sparked renewed calls for youth mentorship and better decision-making. Reverend Malachi Walker, who runs a summer camp for young men, emphasized the importance of making good choices. This incident marks the 15th juvenile homicide in Indianapolis this year, continuing a worrying trend of increasing youth homicides in recent years.
Diba is currently being held without bond, awaiting formal charges. The IMPD is urging anyone with additional information about the incident to come forward.