INDIANAPOLIS - A man arrested in connection with a fatal shooting near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been released without formal charges being filed, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Police arrested Avory Johnson, 19, on preliminary murder charges in the shooting death of Max Levine, 25, of Kokomo.
The shooting happened in Lot 1C, the Coke Lot, where hundreds of people were camping out ahead of Sunday's Indianapolis 500.
A spokesperson from the Marion County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday that the investigation turned up "significant inconsistencies in the identification of the suspect," so criminal charges could not be filed.
The Speedway Police Department admitted making an error. They said they did not keep witnesses separated during the identification process.
"Witnesses of crimes are to be kept separately from one another to avoid corroboration of events and identification of persons involved," Speedway police said in a statement.
The spokesperson said prosecutors and Speedway police would continue their investigation of the shooting and police still consider Johnson a suspect.
Army vet wins 2014 Brickyard 400 naming rights
Every year, Crown Royal holds a contest to honor one person with naming rights to the Brickyard 400.
Never-before-seen USS Indianapolis pics revealed
It's been 70 years since a Japanese torpedo sank the U.S.S. Indianapolis in the Philippine Sea.
One killed in crash on south side
A woman was killed Saturday in a collision on the south side.
Destructive wind, large hail, tornadoes possible
Damaging wind gusts, isolated tornadoes and large, destructive hail are all possible in central and southern Indiana through Sunday morning…
Severe storms possible tonight
Temps and humidity levels have primed the atmosphere for potentially severe thunderstorms. A cold front will be the trigger.
N. Indiana man burned in water heater blast
Authorities say a man has been hospitalized in northern Indiana after he was injured when a water heater exploded.