Family of Indy man murdered in near south side alley asks for help with the unsolved homicide

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis family is asking for help with an unsolved homicide after a man is found shot to death in an alley on the city’s near south side.

IMPD officers were called just before 9 p.m. Sunday to an alley between Illinois and Meridian streets and found a 28-year-old man shot to death.

According to court records, multiple witnesses heard the shooting, but none of those witnesses actually saw the shooting.

During the investigation, police did make one arrest, yet no one has been held accountable for the killing.

“They took my child. He was my baby,” said the victim’s mother Trisha Neal.

Neal admitted that her son, Cameron Harmon, struggled with drug addiction issues for a long time, but insisted he had worked hard to turn his life around over the last year.

“Just don’t judge a book by its cover. Cameron was covered in tattoos and had a troubled past, but he’s a really great person,” said the victim’s fiancée Alyssa Bradley.

Bradley said she was engaged to be married to Cameron next month. That wedding will now never get to take place.

“It’s amazing to see the light turn on in someone’s life after so much darkness,” said Bradley.  “He was really putting an effort to turn his life around and be a better person.”

“His life was there. It was worth living and people just took it like it’s nothing,” said Neal.

After the shooting in the alley, nearby witnesses reported seeing two cars drive away from the scene.

Cameron’s mother praised the IMPD detective assigned to the case but said the motive for the violence remains a mystery.

“If you’re murdered, gunned down and left for dead in an alley, you deserve justice,” said Neal.

Court and jail records show 32-year-old Dillon Day was arrested for obstruction of justice after he confessed he came across the victim’s body and removed a handgun from the scene.

Police later recovered that weapon at Day’s mother’s home a few blocks away on Union Street.

Still, Cameron’s family desperately wants whoever pulled the trigger taken off the streets as well.

“Obviously nothing is going to bring him back, but can we at least get justice for what happened,” said Bradley.

Because no one has been arrested for the homicide, anyone with information about this incident should call Detective Smith at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail the detective at

Alternatively, they can call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS) to remain anonymous.

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