After deliberating Thursday night, the jury in the trial for the 2020 murder of Chris Beaty found three of the four named suspects guilty, who are Marcus Anderson, Nakeyah Shields, and Alijah Jones.

On May 30, 2020, Beaty was shot and died in downtown Indianapolis. This occurred during the riots that broke out during a protest against the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.

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IMPD revealed that four of the five suspects were recognized on a video that was recorded just before Beaty sent texts to his neighbors the night he was slain to inspect the perimeter of his apartment complex to ensure their safety. The four men and one woman were allegedly performing armed robberies while prowling the area of Talbott, Delaware, Michigan, and Vermont Streets while pointing and shooting weapons.

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The same group was the focus of another IMPD investigation into an armed robbery that was caught on camera, with five guys robbing a woman in a white Volvo as she was parked in an Indy parking garage.

Alijah Jones, Dorian Murrell, Nakeyah Shields, and Marcus Anderson were named as four of the five suspects in the video by IMPD, while one is still unidentified three years later.

Charges of both robbery and murder were brought against three of the four people who were identified in that case. Dorian Murrell, the fourth person to be named as a suspect, was shot and murdered the same evening as Beaty during a different purported armed robbery downtown.

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Alijah Jones was found guilty of eight further counts of armed robbery in addition to one count of murder. On one count of murder and seven additional counts of armed robbery, Nakeyah Shields was found guilty. Marcus Anderson was convicted on two murder counts, eight counts of armed robbery,and a felony charge of Pointing a Firearm at Another was dismissed.

A sentencing hearing for the three found guilty has been scheduled for June 21 at 9:30 am.