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Published on June 22, 2024
Two Arrested in Connection with Avon Shooting as Indiana Police Solve Cold Cases; Separate Indianapolis Homicide Leads to ArrestSource: Avon Police Department

In a development that has brought a somber resolution to a pair of cold cases, Indiana authorities have made arrests connected to separate violent incidents. Avon Police Department detailed the apprehension of two suspects linked to a January shooting that ended tragically with two fatalities. Gavin Bollman, 21, from Brownsburg, and Olivia Kirksy, 18, from Avon, remain behind bars at Hendricks County Jail on charges connected to the shooting, according to FOX59.

The investigation has uncovered that Kirksy is accused of orchestrating a drug transaction that went fatally awry, involving Patrick Day of Avon and Samuel Oliver of Plainfield, who both lost their lives. Police discovered one of the men deceased on Glensford Drive, and, despite being rushed to a local hospital, the other succumbed to his injuries; the names tied to their respective locations were not detailed by authorities. The Avon shooting marked the town's first since 2022, as indicated in the report acquired by CBS4.

Meanwhile, a separate incident stemming from June 2023 concluded with the arrest of a 24-year-old man in Indianapolis. The individual, who was apprehended with the help of the IMPD Violent Crimes Unit and SWAT, is facing charges in relation to a homicide at an east Indy motel. The arrest occurred on Danford Square, as detailed by WTHR.

Bollman and Kirksy face felony charges for armed robbery and conspiracy, according to Indiana's public court records. Both were still in jail as of 8:45 p.m. Friday. These charges are linked to ongoing problems with illegal drug activities.