Murder victim's father returns to crime scene

Posted at 1:11 PM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-10 18:07:13-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's been nine months since his daughter's murder, but Andrew Holmes remembers it like it was yesterday.

A day after police arrested 33-year-old Michael Edwards and 28-year-old Kenneth Jones for the murder, Holmes returned to the crime scene for the first time since the shooting.

Holmes has been to thousands of crime scenes -- he's an anti-violence activist in Chicago and works with the Chicago Police Department as a victim's advocate. 

But nothing could have prepared him for the murder of his daughter in Indianapolis. 

Tamara Sword, 32, was shot and killed after a fight from a club spilled out onto 38th Street and down to a gas station. 

Holmes is now taking care of her five kids and still on a mission to stop gun violence.

He says he's also bringing his message to Indianapolis in an effort to stop our rising number of murders.

Learn more about Holmes and his message in the video player above.