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07 December 2023

14-year-old boy dies after birthday party shooting


A 14-year-old boy has died after being shot in the head during a fight at another teen’s birthday party in suburban Indianapolis.

Lawrence police Deputy Chief Gary Woodruff said Friday that Daron Johnson was taken off life-support Thursday night and has died. Daron was declared brain dead earlier this week.

Police have said a fight between two people at the Lions Club in Lawrence escalated into a fight between two groups Saturday night. Several shots were fired.

Four others between the ages of 11 and 14 were wounded. Police don’t believe Daron was involved.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested and another teen is being sought. Police are investigating.

Woodruff says “nothing good results from 14 year olds carrying handguns to a birthday party.”