IMPD: Man arrested in fatal July 4 shooting

MCPO: Bonner charged with murder

INDIANAPOLIS - An arrest was made in connection with the July 4 fatal shooting of a teenager downtown, police said.

Officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said an arrest was made in the shooting of Monquize Edwards that happened on West Maryland Street a week ago.

Eron Bonner, 18, was charged by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office with murder and unlawful possession of a firearm, IMPD said.

Police said Bonner didn't even know Edwards, he only knew they belonged to rival gangs.

"From the probable cause, they knew enough to be able to yell different gang signs or differing gang names at one another," Deputy Prosecutor Denise Robinson said.

After the shooting, police released pictures that identified Bonner as a person of interest in the case.

Bonner saw himself on television and voluntarily went to a homicide officer to give a statement denying his involvement in the confrontation and shooting.

Court records showed that Bonner has two robbery convictions, including one in January to which he was sentenced to two years in prison.

Bonner faces a criminal gang enhancement charge which has the potential for doubling his sentence. If he is convicted, he could go to prison for 90 to 130 years.

Bonner was being held without bond until his trial.

Detectives said they would still like to speak to anyone who witnessed something during the incident. Call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS (8477) with any information.

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