Devan Dumes Played For Hoosiers From 2008 to 2010

Former IU Basketball Player Charged With Attempted Murder

By Eric Dutkiewicz

Credit: Marion County Sheriff's Department

Former Indiana men's basketball player Devan Dumes, 25, of Indianapolis.

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    Devan Dumes played men's basketball at Indiana University from 2008 to 2010.

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January 30, 2013 Updated Oct 30, 2013 at 6:10 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (www.incnow.tv) - A former Indiana University men's basketball player sits in the Marion County jail after police say he shot a man while trying to steal a car.

Devan Dumes, 25, of Indianapolis, is charged with felony attempted murder, felony attempted carjacking, felony theft and misdemenor carrying a handgun without a license.

Court documents show that Indianapolis Metropolitan police officers were called to an hospital on Jan. 11 on a report of a shooting, court documents say. Police found Keith Jones suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck.

Police say Jones called his wife after being shot, and implicated Dumes. Jones then drove himself to the hospital.

Jones later pointed out Dumes in a police photograph, and told police Dumes shot him.

Jones told police he knew Dumes' father, and had recently met Dumes at an Indianapolis strip club, where Dumes asked Jones if he wished to sell his 2011 Chevrolet Camero. On Jan. 11, Dumes called Jones and agreed to buy the car for $15,000.

When Dumes and Jones met for the sale, court documents say Dumes pulled a gun, and shot Jones in the neck. A struggle ensued inside the car, and Jones bit Dumes' finger. Dumes' dropped the gun, got out of the car and fled on foot.

The investigation also found that while Dumes did not have a criminal history under his legal name, he did under the alias "Devan D. Evans." Authorities also say the gun used in the shooting was stolen from a Indianapolis gun shop in November.

Dumes is scheduled in court Thursday afternoon.

Dumes played basketball at IU from 2008 to 2010 after transferring from Vincennes University.

Dumes is under investigation in another shooting incident on Jan. 9. Police say he fired 14 bullets into his brother's Indianapolis home during an argument.




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