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Report: Individual with ties to former IU football player Chris Beaty’s murder arrested

According to a report by Fox 59 in Indianapolis, police have arrested a man that may be connected to the murder of former IU football player Chris Beaty.

23 year old Alijah Jones is accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint in a parking garage in late May in downtown Indianapolis.

Marion County court filings indicate that Jones is a witness or suspect in Beaty’s murder, which happened at around the same time and in the same area as the North Delaware Street parking garage where the woman was robbed.

Multiple reports at the time indicated that Beaty was attempting to help two women that were being mugged when he as murdered.

Jones and another man, Marcus Anderson, were picked up by a surveillance video in the parking garage on the night of Beaty’s murder.  Anderson was arrested last week.

The 38-year-old Beaty suffered multiple gunshot wounds at the corner of Vermont and Talbot just before midnight on May 31 according to police reports.

Beaty was pronounced dead at the scene and later identified by the Marion County coroner’s office.

Beaty lived in Indianapolis and was a well-known and liked member of the downtown community.

A defensive lineman on the IU football team from 2000 to 2004, Beaty arrived at IU from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis. Beaty was recruited to IU by former head coach Cam Cameron and played his last three seasons in Bloomington under Gerry DiNardo.

A GoFundMe page continues to be active in Beaty’s name.  It has raised more than $172 thousand with a stated goal of $200 thousand.

Donations support the Chris Beaty Memorial Scholarship Fund that will benefit incoming students at Indiana University & Cathedral High School, Beaty’s alma maters.

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