Seven suspects arrested in Kokomo murder investigation

Top left: Amari Anderson, Top middle: Kevonte Tyler, Top right: Marquis Herron, Middle left: Dion Smith, Middle: Kyron McKnight, Middle right: Terrence Ben, Bottom: Alexis James

Seven people have been arrested, suspected to be involved in the murder of Kokomo resident Sharman Pearson.

Posted: Feb 23, 2021 4:47 PM

KOKOMO, Ind. (WLFI) — Seven people have been arrested, suspected to be involved in the murder of Kokomo resident Sharman Pearson.

According to Kokomo police, 18-year-old Terrence Ben from Chicago Illinois was taken into custody on February 9, 2021, at his home. As a result of the continued investigation, six more individuals were identified as suspects involved in the murder.

  • Kevonte Tyler (22-years-old) - Conspiracy to commit murder and Obstruction of justice
  • Amari Deaarion Anderson (20-years-old) - Conspiracy to commit murder and Obstruction of justice.
  • Marquis Darrionta Herron (19-years-old) - Conspiracy to commit murder
  • Dion Creed Smith (18-years-old) - Conspiracy to commit murder
  • Kyron Ardion McKnight (18-years-old - Conspiracy to commit murder
  • Alexis James (19-years-old) - Obstruction of justice

All six suspects were taken into custody without incident. 

On December 23, 2020, around 12:00 a.m., officers of the Kokomo Police Department responded to the area of E. Broadway in reference to a shooting that occurred at that residence. Officers arrived to find the victim, 42-year-old Sharman Pearson shot multiple times. He was transported to St. Vincent Hospital but died due to his injuries.

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