Man accused of shooting in Sophia Square fainted in parking lot • Current Publishing

Indianapolis man accused of firing multiple shots in Sophia Square on December 8, injuring a man working at Anytime Fitness, used Airbnb to rent an overnight apartment in the building and was found by police passed out and smelling alcohol in the parking garage, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Dec. 13 in Hamilton County.


Moses Shoaga, 25, is in Hamilton County Jail and faces felony charges of recklessness and aggravated assault and battery and one charge of carrying a handgun without a license. The man he shot, who was training with his girlfriend at the time, was then released from the hospital with the bullet still lodged in his upper right thigh, according to the affidavit.

Police used video footage from and around Anytime Fitness to reconstruct what happened. According to the affidavit, the footage shows Shoaga exiting the north side of the Sophia Square Apartments at around 4:16 a.m. and appears to stumble as he walks along 1st St. NW.

As he approaches the parking lot entrance on the east side of the building on 1st Avenue NW, he appears to be firing an upward shot at 4:19 am in the direction of the apartments above Anytime Fitness. Police later found a shell casing in this area.

A minute later, footage shows Shoaga firing multiple bullets into the north and south walls of the parking lot, one of the bullets fired at the north wall hitting the man who was training inside Anytime Fitness.

After being called to the scene, officers began to search the area and quickly found Shoaga, who matched the suspect’s description, passed out on the first floor of the parking lot. He was initially unconscious but woke up while in detention. He had in his possession a 9mm handgun.

Agents found video showing Shoaga near an apartment in Sophia Square listed as Airbnb and determined that he had rented it for December 7-8.

During an interview, Shoaga told Carmel Police that he was in the neighborhood attending an Airbnb party in Sophia Square, but that he did not remember leaving the apartment. or having used his firearm during the incident.

The case is being heard by the Hamilton County Superior Court 1.

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