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She Said She Was an Innocent Bystander, but When Police Looked at Her Facebook Friends, They Realized She Was Part of a 'Set Up

Haley E. McKibben and Julius A. Gordon. (Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department/KGW-TV)

She said she didn't know him.

Her Facebook page said otherwise.

Haley E. McKibben, 18, and Julius A. Gordon, 19, are facing felony charges in connection with the shooting death of a man in Indianapolis, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Wednesday, KGW-TV reported.

Haley E. McKibben and Julius A. Gordon. (Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department/KGW-TV)

John Kinsey Jr., 23, was found shot to death in a car on March 14, with a revolver in his lap and the driver's side window shattered, KGW reported.

When police first started investigating, they believed McKibben to be an innocent bystander who just happened to be smoking with Kinsey in his car when Gordon came up and opened fire — and police said McKibben told them she didn't recognize Gordon.

But then the cops looked through McKibben's Facebook profile and saw that she was "friends" with Gordon on the social media site.

According to the probable cause affidavit, KGW reported, McKibben and Gordon conspired to steal Kinsey's marijuana and Xanax, with Gordon asking McKibben to "set up" Kinsey, according to a police search of her phone's text messages.

Police said that as she was smoking with Kinsey, McKibben texted Gordon to tell him where the car was parked, what drugs Kinsey had and warning him that Kinsey had a gun.

The two men wound up in a shootout, with Kinsey being killed and Gordon taking a bullet to the arm — he was identified as a suspect when he came to a hospital seeking treatment for the wound, KGW reported.

The station reported that Gordon is charged with two counts of murder, two counts of robbery and one count of being a felon in possession of a handgun, while McKibben is charged with one count of robbery.

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