BizPacReview |, Media’s suppression of key stories likely gave Biden election win, study finds. © 2020 www.indystar.com. "So who knows how much mayhem could have resulted if my client hadn’t been the brave hero and good Samaritan that he was.". According to police, 22-year-old Joshua Hayes stepped out of his car near 56th Street and North Grant Street around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. SIGN UP HERE. That law went into effect last year. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. All rights reserved. There were also a number of posts claiming that the shooting was racially motivated since Hayes was black and his victims were white. Hayes was struck and died at the scene. The incident is the latest example of how the Second Amendment helps prevent mass murders. Police say 36-year-old Seth Robertson and 22-year-old Joshua Hayes, both of Indianapolis, died in the attack they say was launched by Hayes at the … “Victim three did exactly what anybody would have wanted him to do at that scene that day.”. “So it played a huge role. "The scenario was fairly clear to him in that the one person was chasing the other and the other was saying, 'no, no, no, no please don’t shoot me, please don’t shoot me,' " Relford said. The center discovered that the most notable demographic increases were among women and minorities. Because such incidents are rare in the small city, rumors quickly spread online that a second gunman was on the loose, but police quickly quelled it. A lot of misinformation was out there.”. MSNBC contributor calls on Americans to ask, what if Kyle Rittenhouse was Muslim? He allegedly approached two workers in Brownsburg Cemetery, unprovoked, and opened fire. Police in nearby Brownsburg, Ind., say that Joshua Christopher Hayes, 22, who was black, launched an unprovoked assault against two white men working in a cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Tucker Carlson: Now, we get to find out what voting for Biden means. “I was being provided screenshots of social media posts prior to my even arriving on the scene,” Barrett said. All Rights Reserved. He then chased the second worker, who has not been identified, through a residential area and back to the 56th Street intersection. Police say they don’t expect the CCW holder to be charged with any crime but added that will be up to the Hendricks County Prosecutor’s Office. Jennifer Barrett told WISH-TV. Relford said a bullet went through his client's vehicle while at the stoplight. The motorist fired at Hayes as Hayes was pointing his firearm at the head of the man he was chasing, police said. Relford said his client is not facing any charges, adding that he is protected by Indiana law that allows a person to use reasonable force, including deadly force, to protect themselves or a third person from serious bodily injury. "And my client, under incredibly stressful circumstances took aim, took his shot [and] hit the gunman.". Contact IndyStar reporter Elizabeth DePompei at 317-444-6196 or edepompei@indystar.com. On Wednesday 22-year-old black male Joshua Hayes traveled a few miles outside Indianapolis to Brownsburg, a neighboring community. Relford said people who use force in self-defense hire representation to help deal with the aftermath, including police interviews. Follow her on Twitter: @edepompei. IndyStar has reached out to police to corroborate Relford's account. They’re, of course, devastated. Police in nearby Brownsburg, Ind., say that Joshua Christopher Hayes, 22, who was black, launched an unprovoked assault against two white men working in a cemetery Tuesday afternoon. The attorney for a man who intervened in a fatal shooting in Brownsburg this week said his client's actions likely prevented "mayhem.". Police officers met with the family of Hayes to see if they could find out why he launched his attacks. IndyStar left a message with the Hendricks County Prosecutor for more information. Relford said Hayes stood up with the gun still in his hand, at which time his client fired more shots. Copyright © 2020. His client saw Hayes and the other victim in the intersection struggling over a gun, according to the attorney. Relford said his client would also be protected from civil liability per a new state law that grants immunity in cases of self defense. The poll shows a 25 percentage point increase in the proportion of blacks with a favorable view of gun ownership. Hayes started shooting at the first people he saw – two white males working at a cemetery. Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. “That increase in women and minorities mirrors their changing views on guns,” John Lott, the founder of the CPRC, told Fox News at the time. Hayes chased down Seth Robertson, 36, shooting and killing him at a nearby intersection. Hayes chased one worker, 36-year-old Seth Robertson, before fatally shooting him, police said. According to police, 22-year-old Joshua Hayes stepped out of his car near 56th Street and North Grant Street around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. "Because police said he had a drum-style magazine in his handgun that still had a couple of dozen rounds in it. “However, I think the biggest thing that Mr. Hayes’ family has expressed is that they want there to be a mental health awareness component to this.