INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed Tuesday night that two people had been arrested in the April shooting that left 16-year-old Michael Duerson dead.

Homicide detectives took 18-year-old Jayden Jennings and 19-year-old Keith Miller into custody for their alleged involvement in the death of Duerson.

On April 10, IMPD officers were dispatched to the 5600 block of East 30th Street on report of a person shot.

There they located the injured Duerson. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but later died shortly after arriving.

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Michael Duerson III (Photo Provided By Family)

IMPD said that the preliminary information led them to believe the incident involved the sale of a gun which was used during an altercation that resulted in the shooting of Duerson.

Officers located Jennings on Monday and Miller today without further incident. Both were arrested for murder.

Mugshot of Jayden Jennings, one of two people arrested in the deadly shooting of Michael Duerson.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make the final charging decision.

The pair were identified as suspects thanks to tips and community cooperation according to IMPD.

Anyone with information about this homicide should contact Detective Larry Craciunoiu at the IMPD Aggravated Assault Office at (317) 327-3475 or e-mail him at

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477).

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