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A local man police have been seeking for two months in the death of a local teenager has been indicted for murder.
Salomon Caballero Gomez, 22, was indicted Wednesday by the Shelby County Grand Jury in the death of Joel Diego Mena, 17.
Gomez is accused in the shooting death of Mena, who was shot in the street at the intersection of 9th and College streets on Feb. 18.
Mena was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where he was pronounced dead.
Just after the shooting, police issued a press release with the name Santiago Caballero as the shooter, and later changed his identity to Salomon Gomez, after discovering that the name was an alias.
Gomez is believed to have fled back to Mexico.
Police believe Mena was shot with a handgun. A 9 mm casing was found near the body.
The motive behind the shooting is believed to have been an altercation over a girl.
The indictment stated that Gomez "committed the offense of murder by intentionally or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life, wantonly caused the death of Joel Mena."