HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A U.S. Army soldier has been arrested in connection to the murder of an Indianapolis teenager.
26-year-old non-commissioned officer German Parra, of Hardin County, was taken into custody on a warrant last week.
Police say back on April 7, two men opened fire on 16-year-old Xavier Weir’s car before the car rolled into a drainage ditch and caught fire.
A day later, the 16-year-old died at the hospital.
A different 16-year-old was quickly arrested and charged with murder, but police were still looking for the guy described by witnesses as “the army guy.”
The teen originally arrested said Weir robbed his brother a few months ago and had been threatening him.
Court documents say two teens who were in the car with Weir told police the victim posted on Snapchat that he was selling marijuana and THC cartridges. He also posted a short video showing a stack of money.
Video from security cameras, witness statements, and descriptions of clothing and tattoos lead police to Parra– a military police sergeant at Fort Knox since October 2018.
Court documents say Parra was driving the car, and witnesses say he got out and shot at Weir’s car.
Parra allegedly said he wanted to rob Weir because he was selling THC cartridges.
Weir’s mother is still trying to process it all.
“What would motivate him to do something like this? It’s not like he’s a child that’s not thinking. He’s 26-years-old. He took my kid…and he protects the country like, what? He’s a monster. He’s a monster.”
Parra is still in Kentucky fighting his extradition to Indiana. His next Kentucky court hearing is scheduled for May 24.