Marrell Tyler: How a suspected robber was beaten up and held at gunpoint by Indiana apartment residents

Marrell Tyler Indiana
Marrell Tyler

An armed robbery suspect identified as Marrell Tyler has been beaten mercilessly by group of Indiana apartment residents and kept him in custody using their own firearms until the Kokomo police arrived.

The incident according to the Kokomo police occurred when Marrell Tyler,18, broke into the Annex of Kokomo apartments on Thursday at 3:25 a.m.

Kokomo police responded quickly but arrived to find Tyler beat up and held at gunpoint, thanks to the actions of three men who had been inside the first apartment he had entered.

Marrell Tyler received multiple facial injuries.

How some Indiana residents overpowered Marrell Tyler and gave him the beating of his life

Marrell Tyler Indiana
Marrell Tyler Indiana

According to, the men told police that Tyler had entered the apartment wearing a ski mask and pointing a gun at them.

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They jumped him, knocking away the gun and pinning him down.

Tyler pulled a second gun that went off but did not injure anyone. One of the men grabbed his own gun and used it to subdue Tyler until police could arrive.

Tyler and the residents received multiple facial injuries, but only Tyler required immediate medical attention.

Police took him to the hospital before taking him to Howard County Criminal Justice Center for holding.

The Annex of Kokomo apartment complex, where Marrell Tyler broke in and bit off more than he could handle.

Police arrested Tyler on a burglary charge, which is a level 2 felony.

Written by Eugene Nyavor

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