Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Westside Shooting Leads to Suicide

A young man shot himself after shooting another man. Sad turn of events. The location, 8700 center st, per the NY Times 2010 census maps, is:

82% white, 10% black, 4% hispanic, 2% asian - The total pop has grown 12% since 2000.

Man Shot on Northeast

Shooting in an apartment complex on the northeast side of a middle aged man. That location 3800 North Emerson Ave, per the NY Times 2010 census maps, is at the nexus of 4 census tracts that are all losing population.

Tract 1 - 13% white, 82% black, 2% hispanic - Tract has lost 6% population since 2000.
Tract 2 - 4% white, 91% black, 2% hispanic - Tract has lost 9% population since 2000.
Tract 3 - 12% white, 83% black, 3% hispanic - Tract has lost 14% population since 2000.
Tract 4 - 2% white, 94% black, 2% hispanic - Tract has lost 15% population since 2000.

Let's hope he recovers, and the cops find the shooter.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Two Northside Shootings

Two really odd, northside shootings where you wonder what was going on to get the bullets to miss and hit the unintended targets. The woman shot in her kitchen was at the 3100 block of Ruckle St, which per the NY times 2010 census maps has lost 33% of its population since 2000. Oddly enough, the racial breakdown and changes show that it might be the cutting edge of gentrification. This shooting might show it's a bit early for that. The breakdown is:

11% white, 84% black, 2% hispanic - The white pop has grown by 100%, while the black population has dropped 40%. This might be a bit of static, so I shouldn't directly say it is gentrification.

The 2nd location with the bullets flying through the man's bedroom has lost 26% of its population since 2000. That tract has a breakdown of:

2% white, 93% black, 2% hispanic - While the few remaining whites are fleeing and blacks are leaving in droves, hispanics are starting to move in.

Let's hope the police find the shooters.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Eastside Shooting

A man was shot in the stomach in what looks like a drug deal gone wrong behind a bar. This location, the intersection of Mass Ave and Arlington Ave, is on the line of two census tracts. The census tracts, per the NY Times 2010 census maps are:

Tract A - 12% white, 83% black, 3% hispanic - Lost 14% of its pop since 2000. Blacks & whites both leaving tract. Hispanics moving in.
Tract B - 39% white, 49% black, 8% hispanic - Blacks & hispanics moving in, whites fleeing.


The victim was reported as Dennis Fletcher. He had a substance on him which was recovered by the police. He had a record for a drug related felony, which supposedly carried a 15 year sentence. Looks like he was released a bit early.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cop Shot on Westside

A cop was shot on the west side by a black man driving a honda civic. That location West Michigan and North Tibbs Ave, per the NY Times census maps, is best represented by this census tract that decreased in pop by 5% since 2000. The breakdown is 46% white, 13% black, 37% hispanic.

Armed Home Invasion

Three men held four residents at gunpoint while they robbed the home. The location, 7700 block of Platini Place, per the NY Times census maps, is definitely going through a transition. The census tract is 18% larger in pop since 2000, but the population make up has greatly changed. The breakdown is:

61% white, 27% black, 7% hispanic, 5% other. - The white pop has dropped 4%, while the black & hispanic populations have grown by over 100% (120 and 158% respectively).

Armed Robbers Caught by Weave Description

Armed robbers foiled by their own hairdos. Pretty amazing that the hair stylist could describe such a unique weave, and that was how the police tracked the duo down. Maybe the lessons here are don't commit crime and don't rob a hair salon with your woman present who has an exotic hairstyle. This location 2112 Broad Ripple Ave is on the line for two census tracts. The census tracts are both losing population a tad (10% for one, and 1% for the other):

tract 1 - 90% white, 3% black, 3% hispanic, 4%other
tract 2 - 93% white, 2% black, 2% hispanic, 3% other

Could this duo be the same duo that was doing that string of daytime robberies and break ins with the handgun and taser earlier? This is well north of their other robberies. Of course, the police and media are not giving any details, but if it is that duo, they can be looking at armed robbery with serious bodily harm and a long long sentence. The prior duo was only described in the newspaper as a clean cut man and a woman wearing a scarf. This duo is a black couple where the man has a well trimmed goatee and the woman has a unique weave. Marlon Sims is a career criminal who has committed multiple robberies. This is another armed robbery that carries a sentence of 6-20 years. Because of his multiple robberies, it might make sense to sentence him to the full 20 years and keep him in jail into his 70s. Marlon Sims' record is here.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pizza Dlivery Guy Shoots Back at Armed Robber

Pizza delivery guy shoots back after armed robber sticks him up. You know it is a rough route when the pizza guys pack heat. The location 1100 Jefferson Ave, per the NY Tims census map, is being abandoned rapidly as it has lost 30% of its population since 2000. The breakdown is: 49% white, 38% black, 9% hispanic, 4% other.

Man Shot While 3 Year Old Watches

Sad story of a man gunned down while out with what appears to be his girlfriend's kid in the backseat.

The location, 30th St and Central ave is at the nexus of 3 census tracts. All three have seen significant drops in population, and in an odd twist, these areas might be the cutting edge of gentrification. Some of the big old homes on East Fall Creek Parkway are gorgeous and cheap... because of the streets behind it. This trend may reverse if men keep getting gunned down at 11pm with toddlers in the back seat.

Section 1- 11% white, 84% black 2% hispanic, 3% other - Total pop dropped 33% since 2000, but the white pop increased 100%.
Section 2- 25% white, 68% black, 3% hispanic, 4% other - Total pop dropped 30%, but white pop increased 16%.
Section 3- 25% white, 68% black, 3% hispanic, 4% other - Total pop dropped 26%, but white pop increased 26%.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Northwest Shootout at Walmart

Shootout at the Walmart. The shooters, Pittman and Neal, are both career criminals. Pittman was actually not suppose to be released until Sept 24th, and was in a community transition program. This is a terrible transition. Let's hope they are sentenced to longer terms, and stay behind bars for a decade or so, and since this would be a violation of parole, we'd hope he'd get his original sentence reapplied and then more time. I have to ask, why was Pittman out right now if he was sentenced to 4 years in Jan of 2010?

Location was near the intersection of 86th and Michigan in a Walmart parking lot. It is more commercial. That is at the nexus of 3 different census tracts which are all experiencing white flight (big time). Those census tracts, per the NY Times 2010 census map, are:

52% white, 34% black, 8% hispanic, 6% other - White pop dropped 21% since 2000.
46% white, 32% black, 16% hispanic, 6% other - White pop dropped 38% since 2000.
69% white, 21% black, 5% hispanic, 6% other - White pop dropped 16% since 2000.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Northeast Side Video Game Console Shooting

An argument over a video game console ends in gunfire. How little is human life valued when an argument over a game console, that is not more than $500, ends in gunfire and two shot men? This is idiotic and juvenile. The location 3300 Downey Ave, per the NY Times census, is experiencing a substantial loss of people. It has lost 14% of its population since 2000. It is 12% white, 83% black and 3% hispanic (2% other).

Let's hope the police find this Joshua Jude criminal (record here).

Eastside Shooting

Shooting at an apartment complex on the eastside. This location, 5800 Bolton Court, per the NY Times census data is experiencing some white flight as the total pop is down 5% since 2000 as whites have dropped by 25%. It is 62% white, 26% black, 9% hispanic and 2% other.

Let's hope the police find the killer(s).

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Eastside Double Homicide

Two dead following a shooting the eastside. The location, 200 North shortridge rd, per the NY Times 2010 census map is smaller by 1.5% since 2000 and is 68% white, 21% black, 8% hispanic. Whites are fleeing as they saw pop numbers drop by 25%, while the black pop rose by 152% and the hispanic pop rose by 377%.

One victim identified as black (mugshot probably from one of his cocaine dealing arrests). The other is black as well, and has multiple convictions for burglary. Let's hope the police find the killer(s) despite the victims being career criminals. Every murder victim deserves the same investigation.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Far Eastside Shooting

A shooting on the far eastside sent a man to the hospital. 9300 east 43rd st, per the NY Times census map has grown by 7.5% due to an increase in the hispanic pop by 385%. Pop breakdown is 8% white, 66% black, 23% hispanic.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Northeastside Shooting Death

Death in the northeast section of the city proper. Per the NY Times 2010 census maps, 10100 ellis drive, indianapolis, in - drop in pop is 15%. 11% white, 68% black, 17% hispanic.

Victim is black and under 25 years of age. No description of a suspect.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Media Providing a Homicide Map

This is a map that shows homicides in the Marion County jurisdiction. Too bad each spot does not have a link that has details of the crime that go to the original report or an update.

Southside "Music" Argument Leads to Shooting

An argument over loud music created the rationale for a shooting. Terrible. Just awful. The 1700 South State Ave location has lost 15.7% of its population since 2000 and is 73% white, 10% black, 14% hispanic.

White shooter (suspect) and white victim.

Gas Station Robbery

The station attendant was hurt in an armed robbery. We hope he/she recovers. We also hope the cops find these armed and dangerous robbers. The 5100 North Michigan Rd location per the NY Times census maps lost 2.6% of its population since 2000 and is 54% white, 39% black, 6% other. There is another census tract right at that location border. That tract has lost 11.5% of its pop since 2000 and is 53% white, 41% black, 6% other.

Hotel Shoot out in Lawrence

Weird Lawrence story here. A man evaded police, shot at hotel employees and then finally gave up. He shot a cop, who we hope recovers quickly. The 9500 Pendleton Pike location per the NY Times 2010 census maps is 7% bigger in pop since 2000 and is 58% white, 5% black, 33% hispanic. The hispanic population in that census tract has grown by nearly 1000%.

Shooter is black.

Shooting Death in Apartment Robbery

Man shot and killed in a home invasion at an apartment complex. The address, 6500 Springhill Way, per the NY Times census map has seen 25% population growth and is 17% white, 54% black, 23% hispanic, 3% asian, 3% other.

Victim is hispanic. Let's hope they catch the killer.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lawrence Shooting

Northeast side right at the southern part of Lawrence shooting. Victim survived but was hit twice. This location, 46th and Pendleton Pike, is at the nexus of 2 census tracts. The stats are as follows:

Census tract 3307 - 58% white, 5% black 33% hispanic, 4% other. - 7% population growth since 2000. Hispanics are streaming into this area (nearly 1000% growth).
Census tract 330806 - 17% white, 63% black 16% hispanic, 4% other. - 17% population decrease since 2000. Whites and hispanics are leaving the area.

Article is poorly written and gives no description of the group of men who opened fire on the young man and his friend. Let's hope the cops find the guys who are armed and obviously dangerous.

Robberies Possibly Connected to Previous Post on Armed Robbery

This is a link to an article on a series of armed robberies with a man using a handgun helped by a woman with a stun gun. Sound familiar? I bet it's the same duo from the 46th st & Pennsylvania mugging as it's the same MO and only 8 blocks away.

Once again, the media fails to give us a description. With two assailants, this would give us twice as many chances to get one of these attackers. Release sketch artist renditions or descriptions please. The newspapers are suppose to inform the public of the world around them. This would be a help to the community with catching these armed and dangerous robbers.

This area is also at the nexus of multiple census tracts. All are losing population. One appears to have slowly started to gentrify.

Census tract 322 - 29% white, 63% black, 2% hispanic, 5% other. - 9% drop in total pop since 2000. White pop rose 40% since 2000. This census tract is the one on the northern border of 38th and above.
Census tract 3503 - 18% white, 77% black, 2% hispanic, 2% other. - 31% drop in total pop since 2000.
Census tract 3905 - 9% white, 87% black, 2% hispanic, 2% other. - 22% drop in total pop since 2000.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Armed Robbery on the Northside

Armed robbery where a man with a 9mm Glock handgun and a woman with a stun gun robbed a man for minimal gain if you read the article. Per the NY Times 2010 census maps, the location, East 46th St near the Pennsylvania intersection, is at the nexus of multiple census tracts. The tracts are...

tract 3222 - 56% white, 38% black, 2% hispanic, 1% asian, 2% other - Total pop -12% since 2000
tract 3223 - 77% white, 16% black, 3% hispanic, 1% asian, 3% other - Total pop -8% since 2000
tract 3219 - 84% white, 11% black, 2% hispanic, 2% asian, 2% other - Total pop +10% since 2000

Observation: looks to be an area that went through gentrification as the white population rose as the black population dropped. Looking at other tracts near the location, gentrification was pretty strong between 2000 and 2010.

Comical Media move: They describe the wardrobe and weapons of the attackers but not a single physical description besides 'clean cut man'. How does the reporter know the details of the criminals but not the basics about what they look like.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Northeastside Shooting

Man found shot dead this morning on the northeastside. Two locations are given. Both spots are in the same census tract, which per the NY Times 2010 census map, the intersection of 34th st and North Drexel Ave is 2% white, 94% black, 2% hispanic, 1% other. That area has lost 15% of its population since 2000.

Let's hope the police find the killer.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Downtown Shooting

Downtown homicide from June at 16th and Lafayette. This location, per the NY Times 2010 census map, is 11% white, 73% black, 12% hispanic, 4% other. Population has dropped 18% since 2000.

Northwest Apt Shooting

Northwest apartment complex shooting does kill a 38 year old man. The 4000 Gateway Court address, per the NY Times 2010 census map, is 13% white, 61% black, 20% hispanic, 3% asian, 2% other.

Eastside Shooting

While scanning the website for an update on another shooting, I saw a link to another shooting on the 4th of July weekend. Victim is a 19 year old just days from turning 20. Suspect is a black male who left the scene just before the cops arrived. People are talking with the police, and hopefully, they can find the killer and bring him to justice. The 9400 East 44th St, per the NY Times 2010 census map, is 8% white, 66% black, 23% hispanic, 2% other. The area has gained population by 7% since 2000 mostly due to the hispanic boom of 385% since 2000 to more than offset the drop by the black and white populations.

Northside Double Shooting

Two shot on the near northside. Per the NY Times 2010 census map the location, 910 Fairfield Ave is 71% black, 24% white, 2% hispanic, 2% other. The area has lost 19.5% of pop since 2000.

Let's hope the attacker(s) is caught.

Armed Carjacking & Shooting

Armed carjacking where two men steal a vehicle after shooting him in the hand. Gas station security cameras caught some footage on tape. No description of the accomplice, which would help everyone. The 2900 block of East 38th st per the NY Times 2010 census maps is 2% white, 94% black, 2% hispanic and 1% other. The area has lost 22% of its population since 2000.

Let's hope the police catch the accomplice.