Raymond Childs III Indianapolis
Raymond Childs III is a teen who is allegedly accused of shooting dead five family members, including an unborn baby at the family’s home in Indianapolis The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against Childs III on Thursday morning, according to court records.
He is facing six counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of carrying a handgun without a license.
Raymond Childs III Age
According to his date of birth, Raymond Childs III is 17 years old.
Raymond Childs III
Raymond Childs III allegedly went on a shooting spree with an assault-style rifle early Sunday morning – killing his mother Kezzie Childs, 42, father Raymond Childs Jr, 42, 18-year-old brother Elijah and 13-year-old sister Rita. Elijah’s girlfriend Kiara Hawkins, 19, was also killed, along with her unborn baby boy.
He was identified as the gunman by his younger brother Xavier Childs, who suffered gunshot wounds as he fled from the home, according to a police report. Xavier, 15, remains hospitalized but is expected to recover.
Raymond Childs III Real Name, Photo, Picture
Police previously withheld the suspect’s name due to his age. It was released after the charges were filed in adult court due to the severity of the alleged crimes.
Raymond Childs III fled from the home after the killings and was arrested on Monday about 25 miles away in Plainfield. He was being held at Marion County Juvenile Detention Center prior to charges being filed. It’s unclear whether he’s been transferred to an adult jail.
Childs III’s younger brother Xavier had called 911 to report the shooting at about 4 am Sunday after he fled from the house on Adams Street, according to the police report. When he got to the hospital, Xavier told officers that his 17-year-old brother was the gunman, saying: ‘They killed my entire family.’
Xavier reportedly told detectives that his older sibling had been scolded by his father for leaving the house without permission. The father, Raymond, warned his older son that he would be punished later, Xavier said, before chaos erupted.
The younger brother said he was downstairs with his parents when they heard gunfire upstairs. His sister shrieked: ‘He shot them,’ and more shots rang out.
He said his brother then ‘came downstairs with a Draco gun, a handgun that shoots rifle rounds, and started shooting’, the police report states.
Xavier ran out of the house as his sibling followed behind him and opened fire multiple times. It’s believed those shots were the ones neighbors reported hearing. Officers responding to the younger brother’s 911 call arrived in the neighborhood and launched an investigation.