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21-year-old Kenyan beaten to death in Indianapolis, police search for suspects

FELIX ACHOCH

Felix Achoch, a 21-year-old Kenyan attending classes at Ivy Tech, was a contender for the Indy Eleven soccer team. He died on July 30, 2013, eight days after being beaten up by a group of unknown individuals

Investigators have ruled the July 30 death of a 21-year-old Kenyan who was being considered for the Indy Eleven soccer team as a homicide. Now, they need help finding those who assaulted him.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) said homicide detectives need the public’s help in identifying the suspects in the investigation.

IMPD said just after 2 a.m. on July 22, 21-year-old Felix Achoch was inside Club Vision (located at 4150 Lafayette Road) when he got involved in a fight with others inside the club. The fight spilled into the parking lot, where Achoch was assaulted by several people.

Another person reportedly tried to stop the fight, but was also dragged into the scuffle and assaulted.

IMPD officers became aware of the fight and Achoch was taken to Methodist Hospital in critical condition. Eight days later, he died from his injuries.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office ruled his death a homicide.

Achoch was a student from Kenya who was attending classes at Ivy Tech Community College. IMPD said he was an accomplished soccer defenseman who had made the first cut for the Indy Eleven. He was supposed to have his final tryout on July 25.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have video or observed the incident to call the IMPD Homicide Unit at 317-327-3375 or Crime Stoppers of Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477). Callers can also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274627 (CRIMES).

-The Indy Channel

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