INDIANAPOLIS (TCD) -- A 22-year-old man was taken into custody this week after he allegedly shot three Dutch soldiers outside a hotel, killing one of them.
On Monday, Aug. 29, the Indianapolis Police Department announced Shamar Duncan was arrested for his alleged connection to the death of the soldier and injuring two others. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office formally charged him Thursday, Sept. 1, with murder, two counts of attempted murder, and disorderly conduct.
The shooting reportedly occurred Saturday, Aug. 27, at around 4 a.m. on the 100 block of South Meridian Street. Responding officers found three people suffering from gunshot wounds and emergency services transported them all to nearby hospitals. One victim died and the other two were listed in critical condition.
According to WXIN-TV, the soldier who died was identified as 26-year-old Simmie Poetsema. The soldiers were reportedly staying at the Hampton Inn in Indianapolis while participating in combat training at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center.
Poetsema and the other two Dutchmen reportedly got into a confrontation with Duncan and his friends, which is what allegedly led to the gunfire.
One of the injured soldiers has returned to the Netherlands, while the other is expected to fly back this week.