Police make arrest after linking suspect to pizza delivery driver's death

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis police said they made an arrest in the late-January homicide case of a Papa John's delivery driver.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) said Thursday that officers arrested Shawn Wilson, 27, suspected of fatally shooting Daniel Jaffke, 30, of Indianapolis, while Jaffke was delivering pizzas Jan. 31 on the south side of the city.

Jaffke was the second delivery driver killed in Indianapolis in 2014 and one of three homicides in less than 12 hours in late January.

Police said Jaffke was delivering a pizza to a customer at Capital Place Apartments near East Street and Hanna Avenue when he was shot. The person who ordered the pizza said they went outside to throw away the empty box after finishing the pizza, and found the wounded driver on the ground by a Dumpster. Nearby residents reported hearing one gunshot.

Jaffke was pronounced dead after being rushed to Eskenazi Health.

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Police said the car Jaffke was driving was stolen in the shooting, but it was found the next morning in the 1600 block of South East Street.

IMPD detectives were able to track Wilson to a home in the 3200 block of Byrkit Street, where, after a brief standoff, he was arrested.

Wilson faces charges of murder, robbery and carrying a handgun without a license. 

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