'Pop it off Boyz' gang member Anthony Shockley convicted of murder
Prosecutor targets gang violence
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INDIANAPOLIS - A man charged in the killing of a man during an attempted robbery last year was convicted of murder Wednesday, and prosecutors said it brought down a key member of an Indianapolis gang.
Anthony Shockley, 20, was found guilty of murder and attempted robbery in the killing of Clayton Battice, 61, who was shot five times on June 5, 2011 after arriving home from work.
Shockley was one of 15 arrests of Pop it off Boyz gang members, an organization Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry characterized as "a violent east-side criminal street gang."
Shockley faces additional charges related to gang activity, with trial set for Dec. 17.
"Clayton Battice was truly an innocent victim of a senseless crime," Curry said in a news release. "For those who would continue to minimize the presence of gang activity in Marion County, the conviction of Anthony Shockley is a reminder that we must remain on the attack against criminal gang violence in our community."
Shockley is set to be sentenced Nov. 7.
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