Police Storm House, Question 3 In Slaying

Car Sighting Prompts Officers To Act

Police stormed a house and detained three men for questioning Friday in connection with a shooting that killed one man and injured another this week, police said.

Officers went to the home in the 3900 block of Sherman Drive after someone told police a car matching the description of one connected to Thursday's shooting was there.

Police said they took three men from the house at about 2 p.m. in part to question them about the shooting death of Cornelius L. Stamps and the wounding of Earl Henton.

Authorities also were examining the car, and they said they expected to charge the three with felony possession of marijuana after finding 10 pounds of the drug inside the house.

Stamps, 28, and Henton, 31, both of Indianapolis, were working on a vehicle in the 2900 block of North Euclid Avenue when two males drove up in a white Chevrolet Lumina on Thursday evening, police said.

The car's occupants exited and exchanged words with Stamps and Henton before gunshots were fired, police said. The two who arrived in the Lumina then re-entered the car and drove away.

Stamps was shot in the torso, and Henton was shot in the thigh. Police were called to the site at about 8:15 p.m.; Stamps was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital, where he was declared dead just before 9 p.m., authorities said.

Henton was listed in serious condition at Wishard on Thursday night, police said.

Investigators found at least 20 ammunition shell casings at the shooting site, and it appeared more than one weapon was fired, police said.

Witnesses told police the Lumina was a 1990s model and had tinted windows.

The car at the Sherman Drive home was a white Chevrolet Lumina, and the person who tipped police said someone was removing tinting film from the car's window, according to authorities.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

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