Two big news items in the world of crime. Indy Mayor Joe Hogsett announced a new anti-crime initiative involving the federal government in tackling the city’s gun-related murder problem and arrests were announced today in the city’s recent quadruple homicide.

Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Randal Taylor announced today that four suspects have been charged in connection to the shooting deaths of Kimari Hunt, Braxton Ford, Jalen Roberts and Marcel Wills in the 4100 block of Shady Oak Drive.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed in this case, the group of individuals charged allegedly planned to rob Roberts in his apartment on Feb. 5. During the course of that robbery, Hunt, Ford, Roberts, and Wills were killed.

Initial hearings for the four defendants have been set for Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. The cases have been assigned to Criminal Court 3.

A copy of the probable cause affidavit can be found here.

Meanwhile, Mayor Joe Hogsett says the city will strengthen its partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to go after those who illegally possess firearms.  You can hear the Mayor’s comments, as well as information on the quadruple murder arrest in the video above.