Warrants issued in connection with New Albany homicide

Published: Nov. 5, 2017 at 10:30 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2017 at 5:05 PM EST
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NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - Two arrest warrants have been issued in connection with New Albany's most recent homicide, Prosecutor Keith Henderson announced Thursday.

Arrest warrants were issued by Henderson's office for Michael Baines III and Robert Sheckles Jr., both of Jeffersonville. Both will be charged with murder.

"These individuals are dangerous, and they have not been apprehended yet," Henderson said.

The New Albany Police Department said Eddie "Benard" Hamilton, 33, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest just after 1 a.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident happened in the area of Charlestown Road near Old Ford Road. Police were first called to the scene on a report of shots fired.

When police arrived, they found Hamilton outside, near the Marathon gas station.

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Police say Hamilton was shot "execution style" following a dispute at a nearby bar, Mac's Hideaway.

NAPD Criminal Investigators and Crime Scene Techs continue to investigate this case. Police said there does not appear to be a public safety risk, even with the suspects still on the run.

On Facebook NAPD posted pictures looking for more witnesses. Click or tap here to see the pictures.

Hamilton's murder is the second NAPD investigates in 2017.

Police Chief Todd Bailey stands by his statements that New Albany is a safe community. But he knows people are worried.

"It is very shocking when these crimes occur in our community," Bailey said. "Not just for the family of the victim and individuals involved in the case, but also for our citizens in general."

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the New Albany Police Department.

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