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Published on May 29, 2024
Multistate Manhunt for Suspected Indianapolis Gunman Extends to Georgia and TexasSource: Crime Stoppers Atlanta

The hunt is on for Deandre Rogers, 34, wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Candace Powell, a mother of four, in Indianapolis. Law enforcement has recently expanded their search across state lines to include Georgia and Texas. Powell was killed on March 14 outside a gas station, and since then, Rogers has been on the run, described as armed and dangerous.

Rogers is facing charges of murder, unlawful possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer, and unlawful carrying of a handgun by a person with a prior felony conviction in the last 15 years. According to FOX 5 Atlanta, authorities have not divulged the events leading up to the shooting, although an argument was recorded on surveillance prior to the incident.

Investigators following his trail have asserted that Rogers has strong connections to both Houston, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia, signaling that he may attempt to flee to or hide out in these regions. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is urgently asking anyone with information to come forward and report sightings of Rogers by calling 911.

As reported by WSB-TV Atlanta, the Atlanta Police Department have issued a BOLO (Be On the Lookout) in an effort to aid the IMPD to swiftly apprehend Rogers. The public is urged to not approach Rogers but instead to immediately contact authorities or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477, where tipsters can to remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to a felony arrest.

In the aftermath of the tragedy, Powell's children are now being cared for by her family, as they cope with the loss. With Rogers still at large and considered dangerous, communities across multiple states remain on high alert.