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Posted on: May 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] FPD Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation


May 19, 2022

Fishers, (Indiana): Fishers police arrest a man following a road rage incident involving shots fired.

Shortly after 6:00pm on May 162022, Fishers police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 106th Street and Lantern Road. A witness told officers she observed a dark colored passenger car and a white pickup truck stopped in the roadway. The witness observed the driver of the passenger car fire a handgun in the direction of the other driver. Both vehicles immediately left the area.

Later that evening, the driver of the pickup truck contacted police to report he was the victim of a shooting. He further reported driving northbound on Interstate 69 when a dark colored passenger car forced him to exit at 106th Street. Once on 106th Street both he and the other driver stopped in the roadway and began arguing. During verbal altercation the suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and fired two times in his direction. Officers located damage to the driver’s side of the victim’s pickup truck believed to be from the shooting. The victim suffered minor abrasions to his left elbow and left shin from the shrapnel.

On May 18, 2022, Fishers Police Detectives obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 8400 block of Whipporwill Drive in Indianapolis. As officers were preparing to enter the residence a suspect, later identified as the shooter, was seen throwing a handgun from the balcony of the residence into a nearby retention pond.

The Fishers Police Dive Team recovered a handgun from the retention pond. Also seized, from the residence, were two rifles, a second handgun, thirty-one pounds of marijuana, and more than seven thousand dollars in cash. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Hamilton County Jail without incident.

The Fishers Police Department would like to thank the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for their assistance in this case.

Media Personnel – Please direct any further questions, regarding these cases, to the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Arrested:       Avione Johnson

                        23 years old

                        Indianapolis, Indiana

Charge(s):    Intimidation I.C. 35-45-2-1, Level 5 Felony

Criminal Recklessness I.C. 35-42-2-2, Level 6 Felony

Criminal Recklessness I.C. 35-42-2-2, Level 5 Felony 

Pointing a Firearm I.C. 35-47-4-3, Level 6 Felony

Carrying a Handgun without a License I.C. 35-47-2-1, Level 6 Felony 

Held:              Hamilton County Jail

             A charge is merely an accusation, and the arrested person(s) is presumed innocent until proven guilty

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