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Former IU Guard Charged With Attempted Murder
Updated May 5, 2013 1:10 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Former Indiana guard Devan Dumes was charged Wednesday morning with attempted murder, attempted carjacking, theft and carrying a firearm without a license.

The charges stem from a Jan. 11 incident in which a man was shot in the neck. The 25-year-old Dumes was charged last week with criminal recklessness and carrying a handgun without a license in a separate incident on Jan. 9.

He was accused of firing shots into a house where his brother and nephew were.

According to a probable-cause affidavit, Indianapolis police responded to a call from Wishard Hospital reporting Keith Jones, had been shot in the neck.

Detectives determined he had been shot in the car, a black 2011 Chevrolet Camaro. A .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun was found on the driver's side floorboard. That gun was later found to be stolen, and Jones says it was not his.

According to the probable-cause affidavit, Jones told police that on the night before he was shot, he had a "change meeting," with Dumes, "who he had vaguely known before," at the Sunset Strip Night Club. During the meeting, Dumes asked Jones if he would sell the Camaro, and Jones told him he would sell it for $15,000.

Dumes agreed and the two decided to meet later. Dumes called Jones in the early morning hours of Jan. 11, wanting to purchase the car. The two agreed to meet at the corner of 39th and Graceland streets.

According to the affidavit, when the two met at that location, Dumes got out of his blue Lexus and quickly got into the Camaro. Within seconds, Jones told police, Dumes brandished a black semi-automatic handgun and shot Jones in the neck.

A struggle ensued, and Jones told police he bit Dumes on his right hand. Dumes let go of the gun, got out of the Camaro and fled on foot.

Dumes appeared in court Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Dumes played at Eastern Michigan University as a freshman and then at Vincennes as a sophomore. He joined the Indiana squad in 2008-09 after the Kelvin Sampson scandal and ensuing roster purge forced new coach Tom Crean to look for players. He averaged 12.7 points per game that first season and led the team. He took on a reserve role as a senior and averaged 6.6 points per game.

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