Man arrested for alleged murder near Indy 500 race track

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Indianapolis, IN, United States (4E Sports) – A man has been arrested for the alleged murder of another man near the Indianapolis 500 race track, according to the Speedway Police Department.

Avory Johnson, 19, has been arrested on a preliminary charge of murder in the slaying of Max Levine. He was taken to the Marion County Arrestee Processing Center and was held without bond.

The 25-year-old Levine was unresponsive when found by police with gunshot wounds at Coke Lot 1C, near West 30th and Georgetown Road, shortly after they received the call at 2:09 a.m. that a shooting had occurred.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Lt. Trent Theobald, a spokesman for the Speedway Police Department, it was the first homicide near IMS on the weekend of the Indianapolis 500 in his 16 years with the agency.

Initial investigation revealed that two groups had a verbal altercation and one thing led to another before the shooting, Theobald said.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway released a statement Saturday saying that the investigation by local police is continuing and that they are cooperating “to help in any way that we can.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those involved in this incident,” the statement said.

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