Indianapolis Police Arrest Men Connected to 1-Year-Old's Shooting Death

Investigators from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department arrested two men for their alleged involvement in the shooting death of 1-year-old Malaysia Robson.

Twenty-seven-year-old Darrin Banks and 29-year-old Brian Palmer were booked early Wednesday morning for the March 29 incident, according to an advisory from the police department.

Footage obtained from a surveillance camera showed the men sitting in a parked car and "deliberately fire more than 20 shots" into the home where Robson and her 19-year-old aunt Ana Fox were, said a source who had direct knowledge of the investigation to IndyStar.

Police records show that Banks and Palmer face preliminary charges of murder and aggravated assault.

The shooting incident reportedly sprang from an argument on social media, police said, according to WIBC. The outlet reported that Fox is still recovering from injuries.

The family of the 1-year-old said more than 40 shots were fired into the home, according to WXIN-TV

"I did not even get to say goodbye to her," the infant's grandmother, Robin Robson, told the outlet.

Members of the community took to social media to voice their relief following the arrests.

"We cannot tolerate this kind of senseless violence in our city," tweeted Rev. Charles R. Harrison, senior pastor of Barnes United Methodist Church.

According to IndyStar, Robson is the 25th child who has died from gun violence in an Indianapolis criminal homicide since 2014.

At the time of publication, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department told Newsweek that no more information was available. A police spokesperson said it was now up to prosecution.

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