Shooting at Cardinal Park in Brownsburg: 1 dead, 2 arrested

BROWNSBURG, Ind. — Two people were arrested in connection with a fatal shot Thursday night in Brownsburg, the Brownsburg Police Department said.

Deamonta McIntyre, 23 of Indianapolis, was previously charged with murder, a tier 1 felony, and armed robbery, a tier 3 felony, after being arrested in Brownsburg on Friday.

McIntyre’s girlfriend, Kee Meh, was also arrested. The 21-year-old from Indianapolis faces a preliminary charge of assisting a criminal, a felony level 5.

The charges stem from a fatal shooting that took place in Cardinal Park the night before. Just after 11 p.m. Thursday, police were called to the 3400 block of Hornaday Road.

Officers arrived to find a man with at least one gunshot wound. The victim, later identified as Christian Arciniega, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary Brownsburg police investigation shows Arciniega had agreed to meet with McIntyre to purchase marijuana. Upon arriving at the scene at Hornaday Road, McIntyre got into the victim’s car, attempted to rob him, and ultimately shot him dead.

At least one shot was fired inside Arciniega’s car before he was removed from the vehicle, BPD captain Jennifer Barrett said. McIntyre would then have started in the victim’s car.

With the help of eyewitness accounts, BPD officers were able to track McIntyre and Meh to an apartment complex on the west side of Indianapolis. On Friday, IMPD covert ops teams assisted Brownsburg police in tracking the two suspects to Brownsburg, where they were arrested in the parking lot of an Applebee as they attempted to enter.

The stolen car, with the plates removed, was found abandoned at a second Indy apartment complex on Saturday afternoon, BPD said.

Both McIntyre and Meh were incarcerated in Hendricks County Jail, BPD said. Both suspects are being held without bail.

The Last Murder in Brownsburg took place in May 2021, following a drug deal in the parking lot of a Kroger.

Joe Schroeder contributed to this story.

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