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Juvenile detained in Huntington homicide

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com

HUNTINGTON — A juvenile is currently being detained in connection to the March 29 shooting on the 200 block of Riverside Drive in Huntington that left an 18-year-old Huntington man dead, Huntington County Prosecutor Amy Richison said. 

The coroner ruled the shooting as a homicide, according to a press release from the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department.

The probable cause for detainment and possible charges being sought are not available at this time. 

Richison said the Prosecutor’s Office has filed a petition alleging delinquency but that she state statute prohibits her from releasing any further information because the suspect is a juvenile. 

The Herald-Press is currently in discussion with the Huntington County Clerk’s Office to find out as much as possible about the case. The Herald-Press is currently filing public records requests in accordance with Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act and will update this story as more information becomes available. 

Around 5 p.m. on March 29, police arrived at trailer No. 4 to find Brandon Lee Olivares bleeding from a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to a press release. Life-saving measures were unsuccessful.

Huntington County Coroner Philip Zahm said an autopsy revealed that Olivares died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Multiple people who were inside the trailer at the time of the shooting have been interviewed to determine the chain of events, according to a press release from the Huntington Police Department.