DAILYKENN.com -- Sara Blackwood, 39, was fatally shot in Indianapolis on October 11, 2020. Arrested for the crime is Johnny Viverette Jr., 32. The arrest was reported November 23, 2020.
Reports say Blackwood was shot while walking home from work at a restaurant. Robbery was the apparent motive.
The crime occurred in the 2600 block of East Washington Street around 10 p.m. When I grew up in Indianapolis, this neighborhood was a white working class area. Violent crime was virtually unknown. What changed? What made the difference between the 1960s and today?
Viverette also faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, police records show.
Johnny Viverette Jr., 32, was arrested and charged with murder and robbery more than a month after police found Blackwood dead in the 2600 block of East Washington Street around 10 p.m.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Blackwood was walking home from work at Long John Silver's when Viverette shot her, taking her purse with credit card, ID and phone.
Surveillance video from the scene reviewed by police reportedly shows a red Ford Mustang with paint missing from the bumper turn onto the road Blackwood was on at around 9:55 p.m, the affidavit says.
A person gets out of the car and is later seen on another video confronting Blackwood.
Sara Blackwood, 39-year-old, was shot and killed last Sunday in the 2600 block of East Washington Street on the far east side of Indianapolis.
"The suspect immediately presents their arms as if they are pointing a firearm and appears to pull Sara into the front yard near bushes," the report says.
A flash is then seen on the surveillance video, and a spent bullet and casing were found near the area of the flash, according to police. The suspect left on foot and returned some hours later for the car.
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