Homicide Victim
Indianapolis, Indiana
September 19, 2015

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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the homicide of De'Shaun Swanson.


The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Indianapolis Field Office and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the unknown individual(s) responsible for the homicide of De'Shaun Swanson.


On September 19, 2015, around 8:30 p.m., De'Shaun Swanson and his family attended a memorial service at a home in the 3900 block of Graceland Avenue, located in the Butler Tarkington neighborhood in Indianapolis, Indiana. Upon De’Shaun and his family’s arrival at the home, someone opened fire in a drive-by shooting.  De'Shaun, who was standing just inside the front door, was one of four people shot. De'Shaun was rushed to an area hospital but did not survive. Known as “Little Man”, the fourth-grader dreamed of being a basketball player. De’Shaun was 10 years old.


The shots fired at the home came from the front and rear seat passengers in a newer model, silver/gray vehicle with window tint. The vehicle was seen slowly driving by the house multiple times.


This case is being investigated as part of the Department of Justice's Operation Legend, a coordinated federal and local law enforcement initiative to fight violent crime.


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Anyone with information is encouraged to call the FBI Indianapolis Field Office at (317) 595-4000, the FBI tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI, or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana Tips Hotline at (317) 262-TIPS. You may submit tips online at, or contact your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

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