Arrest made in connection with Indiana businessman's killing

Published 12-31-2018

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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Police have arrested a man in connection with the October slaying of a southern Indiana businessman.

Thirty-five-year-old Antonio J. McRae of Jeffersonville was arrested Saturday by Jeffersonville police detectives and FBI agents in connection with 49-year-old Praful Patel's fatal shooting.

McRae was being held at the Clark County jail on a $1 million cash-only bond.

Col. Scott Maples of the Clark County Sheriff's Department says McRae was being held on preliminary murder and robbery charges ahead of a Monday court hearing.

Patel was killed Oct. 11 while working at the Stop N Go convenience store he and his wife owned in Jeffersonville.

Jeffersonville police Detective Sgt. Isaac Parker says shell casings found at the crime scene matched a handgun found in McRae's apartment.

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