UPDATE on August 20 story:
Approximately 12:40 a.m. August 20, two days before Fall semester 2022 classes began for Ball State University, shots were fired in the area of W. University Ave. and N. Dill St. As emergency service personnel responded, they found a 19 year old with an apparent gunshot wound.
The 19 year old was transported to IU Health/Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana, and was pronounced deceased. The victim was later identified as Que'Aundre Johnson of Marion, Indiana.
At approximately 5:12 p.m. August 20, the Muncie Police Department (MPD) arrested Malek S. Williams, 21 years old, preliminary charing him with Murder.
According to a press release from the Office of the Prosecutor (Delaware County)
At approximately 9:47 a.m., August 24, Williams was formally charged on two counts by the Delaware County Prosecuting Attourney Eric. M. Hoffman.
On the first count, Williams has been charged with Murder, a felony. On the second count, Williams has been charged with Criminal Recklessness, a Level 6 felony. A firearm sentencing enhancement has also been filed.
According to Indiana law, Murder is punishable by 45-65 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. A Level 6 felony is punishable by six months- two and a half years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. The filed Firearm Sentencing Enhancement can add 5-20 years to the initial sentence.
According to the press release, "The charges are pending in the Delaware Circuit Court No. 1. The Honorable Judge Marianne L. Vorhees will set the case for an initial hearing. Copies of the charging information and Affidavit of Probable Cause that were filed with the Court are attached. The court has ordered that the defendant be held in custody without bail."
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