Muncie teen, 16, arrested on preliminary murder charge

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Muncie police have arrested a 16-year-old boy on a preliminary murder charge in the home invasion slaying of an 18-year-old man.

Police Chief Steve Stewart said the teen was taken into custody Thursday evening at a Muncie home in connection with Christian Orebaugh’s fatal shooting.

The Star Press reports ( ) the suspect will be dealt with for now as a juvenile. He won’t be publicly identified until formal charges are filed.

Deputy Prosecutor Zach Craig said Thursday night he was uncertain whether those charges would be filed before next week against the 16-year-old slaying suspect.

Orebaugh died July 2 from a single gunshot wound to the torso he suffered after intruders entered his home.

Witnesses told police they saw three men fleeing from the house after the shot was fired.


Information from: The Star Press,

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