(BLOOMINGTON) – Monroe County Coroner Joani Shields confirmed 21-year-old Skylar Maupin, was shot twice and died from his injuries after an altercation Thursday night at an apartment complex on the north side of Bloomington.
Maupin, who is a former IUPUI student from Seymour, suffered one gunshot wound to his body and a second that killed him when it went through his hand and lodged in his chest, says Shields
Maupin’s roommate, who has not been identified, was shot once in the shoulder. He is an Indiana University student and was in stable condition after the shooting.
Police arrested 25-year-old Jamarius Turnage, of Fort Wayne, on charges of murder and robbery and 24-year-old Cleodis Collins, Jr., also of Fort Wayne, on charges of murder, attempted murder, and robbery.
Cleodis Collins, Jr.
“The surviving victim was able to provide identifying information about one of the suspects to the first arriving officers. Investigators believed that the suspects had fled from the scene in a red passenger car and were most likely heading north,” Bloomington Lt. Ryan Pedigo added.
Counties north of Monroe County were put on alert and a short time later, a Morgan County Sheriff’s deputy reported
they had spotted the vehicle traveling north on I-69.
“After a brief search of the area by other Morgan County deputies, the suspect vehicle was located backed into a private driveway near the intersection of Josephine Street and Dickson Street in Martinsville,” Lt. Pedigo added.
Officers arrested the men.
Deputies found a handgun in plain view on the floorboard of the vehicle.
“Officers with the Bloomington Police Department traveled to Martinsville and took custody of the two suspects and impounded the suspect vehicle for later processing,” he added.
According to Lt. Pedigo, the two men had traveled to Bloomington to purchase marijuana from the victims but then decided to rob the victims of the drug instead.
“Once inside the apartment, a physical altercation between one of the suspects and one of the victims began in a bedroom. One of the suspects fired a handgun multiple times and both suspects then ran out of the apartment. Once outside, the handgun was transferred to the other suspect, who then returned to the front window of the apartment and began shooting into the apartment,” he added.
One of those shots struck the second victim in the shoulder.
Both men are being held in the Monroe County Jail without bond.