Who is Tevis Walker? Suspect in the murder of 15-year-old Janiya Carr

Alice Wallin

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Who is Tevis Walker? Suspect in the murder of 15-year-old Janiya Carr

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15-year-old Janiya Carr was killed at an apartment complex in Indianapolis
Tevis Walker, 34, arrested in connection with fatal shooting
Surveillance footage reveals timeline of events leading to Carr’s death

15-year-old Janiya Carr was found dead in a tragic incident at an apartment complex in northeast Indianapolis. The discovery was made when a woman walking her dog came across the teenager’s lifeless body in the wooded area behind the Carriage House East flats. As news of Carr’s death spread, it sent shockwaves through the close-knit neighborhood.

Who is Tevis Walker?

Following the grisly discovery, 34-year-old Tevis Walker was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting. This arrest revealed new details and raised many urgent questions about the circumstances that led to this devastating event.

The case came to light when police used security cameras to piece together a minute-by-minute timeline of the incident. The footage reveals a series of events that eventually led to Janiya Carr’s death, according to court records.

At 4:32 a.m. on Oct. 28, security cameras on Newburgh Drive captured Janiya Carr getting into a Kia registered to Tevis Walker. An hour later, at 5:21 a.m., another camera showed the Kia driving across the grass and turning off its lights where Carr’s body was later found.

“The vehicle’s lights went out,” court documents state. “Motion can be seen, but the image is not clear.”

Four minutes later, at 5:25 a.m., Walker allegedly parked the Kia in the parking lot of the apartment complex just a few hundred feet from where Carr’s body was found.

It was revealed that Walker had recently been hired as a maintenance worker for the apartment complex, despite having multiple arrest warrants for him in Georgia and Alabama. This raised concerns about the comprehensiveness of background checks performed by management.

In an interview with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), Walker confirmed that he owned the Kia Optima and that he was the only person operating it. He also stated that he remembered picking up a girl he had driven to a location a few miles east to purchase a tablet. Unfortunately, the tablet’s seller did not show up, and Walker claimed to have returned Janiya Carr to the apartment complex.

Despite the arrest, the police did not disclose the reason for the murder, leaving Janiya Carr’s family to struggle with the torment of unanswered questions.

Tevis Walker was taken into custody on a preliminary charge of murder and transported to jail in an IMPD wagon. As of now, he is being held without bail pending the formal filing of charges.