2 arrested in murder of Chicago anti-violence activist's daughter

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Thursday, June 9, 2016
Michael Edwards and Kenneth Jones.
Michael Edwards and Kenneth Jones.

INDIANAPOLIS (WLS) -- Two men were arrested in the murder of the daughter of Chicago anti-violence activist Andrew Holmes.

Tamara Sword, 32, was caught in the middle of a gun fight near an Indianapolis nightclub in the 5800-block of Lafayette Road on Aug. 22, 2015. She was fatally shot while sitting in the passenger seat of a car.

Indianapolis police said Michael Edwards, 33, and Kenneth Jones, 28, were arrested Wednesday on warrants for murder and attempted murder.

Detectives serving a search warrant in the 5000-block of Clarkson Drive took the suspects into custody. Police also seized several weapons and a small amount of narcotics.

A hearing is scheduled Thursday.

Holmes has spent decades working to stop gun violence in Chicago. He said the break in his daughter's case is bittersweet.

"It's not a lot of relief because those individuals still have their life. They can walk. They can reach out and talk to their family. I can't talk to mine. The only thing I can do is hold on to my grandbaby," Holmes said.

Sword was the mother of five young children.

Tamara Sword, daughter of community activist Andrew Holmes, pictured with her five children.