IMPD: 2 arrested after west-side gunfire injures taxi cab driver

White remains in serious condition at Eskenazi

INDIANAPOLIS - Homicide investigators arrested two male suspects Wednesday in the case of an Indianapolis taxi driver who was shot Monday night on the city's near-northwest side.

Police said they served the search warrant in the 2700 block of Fredonia Road on Wednesday morning. In addition to arresting the first suspect, 16, on an attempted murder charge, police also seized four guns.

Police later announced via social media that they had arrested a second suspect in connection with the shooting. Landon Tomkins, 18, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and was preliminarily charged with attempted murder, police said.

Just before 11 p.m. Monday, the Yellow Cab driver -- identified as Ricardo White, 34 -- was shot near West 38th Street and Guion Road near Interstate 65, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers said.

Investigators said White was on a pickup call in the 3400 block of Sherburne Circle when he was shot. The victim picked up two men (pictured), who asked to be taken to West 38th and Dr. Martin Luther King streets.

Police said a short time after that, one of the suspects asked the driver to stop and one of the suspects shot the driver and jumped out of the car. The other suspect also shot the driver and ran. There were reportedly no demands for money.

"It's sad is what it is, that some of our juveniles have to stoop to this kind of crime to survive or get street credibility for whatever reason. It's sad for the community," IMPD spokesman Chris Bailey said.

IMPD reported the man was seriously wounded, having been shot in the neck. He was taken to Eskenazi Health in serious condition.

"It's so great to see, as large as we are, that we actually work as a family and as a community. And I just can't thank the community enough and people that would take time to call and give information and not be interested in the money that potentially could be involved," said Tim Neville with Yellow Cab.

Yellow Cab offered a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to their arrest.

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