The Fort Wayne Police Department has arrested two men accused of murdering three men inside a Lewis Street home in Fort Wayne, Ind., last February.
Darrell L. McDaniel, 19 and Artavius G. Richards, 19 are facing three initial counts of murder, according to Fort Wayne Police Department Spokesman Officer, Chris Felton.
Earlier this year, three young Muslim men were found dead, shot execution style, inside a home in Fort Wayne. Their deaths incited outrage within the Muslim community, as the hashtag #OurThreeBrothers emerged throughout social media. The coroner’s office did not disclose how many times each man was shot, but Police Chief Garry Hamilton said last February that each was shot “multiple” times.
Their deaths incited outrage within the Muslim community, as the hashtag #OurThreeBrothers emerged throughout social media.
The death of #OurThreeBrothers, Mohamedtaha Omar, 23, Adam K. Mekki, 20, and Muhannad A. Tairab, 17; marked the first triple homicide in Fort Wayne in more than a decade.
Last February, due to the nature of the crime, the FWPD began looking for multiple suspects, stating that they believed it would be difficult for one person to kill three young men.
Richards and McDaniel are also facing one count of using a firearm in the commission of a crime and are being held at the Allen County Jail without bond.