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Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Thursday September 9th, 2021 :: 03:15 p.m. EDT


The IMPD detectives identified and arrested a suspect allegedly involved aggravated assault of 17-year-old North Central High School

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Aggravated Assault detectives identified and arrested a suspect allegedly involved in the aggravated assault of 17-year-old North Central High School student. 

 INCIDENT TYPE: Aggravated Assault

INCIDENT LOCATION: 1801 E. 86th Street

ASSIGNED DETECTIVE: Det. Michael Phillips  [email protected]  

**Media inquiries must be made to the IMPD Public Affairs Office

INDIANAPOLIS-Just before 7:30 a.m. on September 8, 2021 Washington Township School Police responded to 1801 East 86th Street, North Central High School for a disturbance between two students. A 17-year-old student was found to have injuries consistent with stab wounds to the body.  He was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in critical condition.  Shortly thereafter, IMPD officers were requested to assist in the investigation.

IMPD Aggravated Assault detectives responded to the scene to begin their investigation.  Preliminary information leads detectives to believe there was a dispute on social media which led to a verbal exchange between two students at the school prior to the physical altercation. Detectives arrested 18-year-old Wyatt Maxey for his alleged involvement.  Maxey was arrested for attempted murder and aggravated battery. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make the final charging decision.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Michael Phillips at the IMPD Aggravated Assault office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at [email protected]

Alternatively, they can call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS) to remain anonymous.  Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest.  Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. This release may be updated as more information becomes available. Information given via Crime Stoppers should be considered anonymous.

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