Introducing anti-violence program in Kokomo


PLEASE CALL IMPD OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 262-TIPS.>>>A CITY HERE IN CENTRAL INDIANA LOOKING TO THE 10 POINT COALITION FOR FIGHTING CRIME.>>THEY SAID THAT FIGHTING CRIME WAS NOT ALWAYS THE NORM THERE. AND THEY TELL OUR OWN ALLEN CARTER THAT THIS COULD BRING CALM TO THE CITY STREETS.>>Reporter: THE REPORTS MORE FREQUENT AND VIOLENT. THE POLICE NOTIFICATIONS IN KOKOMO ABOUT SHOOTINGS, AND HOME INVASIONS AND ALMOST REGULARLY ON PAPER. BUT HE SAID HE SEES IT MORE OFTEN FROM THE SHOP WINDOW.>>THERE’S SHOOTINGS EVERY WEEK HERE NOW, AND IT’S SOMETHING THAT USED TO DIDN’T HAPPEN.>>Reporter: HE KNOWS IT PERSONALLY AS WELL. A FEW YEARS AGO, HE CAME FACE-TO-FACE WITH AN ARMED ROBBER WHILE WORKING.>>HE PULLED HIS HOOD OVER HIS HEAD. AND I SAID, CAN I HELP YOU? AND HE TURNED AROUND WITH HIS GUN. AND SAID, YEAH. EMPTY THE REGISTER OUT.>>REPORTER: HE REFUSED. THE ROBBER RAN AWAY. BUT THOSE TYPES OF SITUATIONS HAVE LOCAL LEADERS LOOKING FOR ANSWERS, AND THINK A CHURCH-BASED APPROACH MAY HELP.>>WE’RE TRYING TO ALLEVIATE THE VIOLENCE THAT’S ERUPTED HERE IN KOKOMO. IT’S BEEN OUTRAGEOUS.>>Reporter: HE IS LEADING THE COALITION TO BRING A 10 POINT COALITION HERE IN KOKOMO.>>MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, THAT’S THE CATALYST THAT WILL STOP SOME OF THE THINGS GOING ON NOW.>>Reporter: 2018, FOUR MURDERS IN KOKOMO, AND SIX LAST YEAR. IN 2020, ONE PERSON WAS KILLED AND TWO MORE HURT IN NONFATAL SHOOTINGS. HE DOESN’T NEED STAFF TO KNOW THAT SOMETHING NEEDS TO CHANGE.>>I THINK IT COULD GET TO BE VERY DANGEROUS.>>REPORTER: IN KOKOMO, ALLEN CARTER, CHANNEL 13, EYEWITNESS

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