Police shut down party facility where man fatally shot during brawl

Officials say facility had no permits

INDIANAPOLIS - Police have shut down a party facility where a man was fatally shot during a party earlier this month.

Metro police and the prosecutor's office obtained a temporary restraining order closing the Fun Mall at 38th Street and Lafayette Road.

"The location possesses no permits from the state fire marshal's office, through the city of Indianapolis," said Sgt. Bill Carter, with IMPD's nuisance abatement unit. "We know there's food being prepared there. There's no dance hall license, there's nothing, no permit that says the location is authorized to host any kind of event."

The facility hosted a high school graduation party June 15, where a huge fight broke out involving more than 50 party-goers. When police finally broke up the fight, they found 21-year-old Tony Muse dead in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to the head.

The Fun Mall is owned by Lafayette Square Mall and leased to Fred Hegwood, police said.

Hegwood has been ordered to appear in court Wednesday, where he and city attorneys will have the opportunity to argue whether the temporary restraining order should be made permanent.
 

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