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Thursday, June 01, 2017 1:00 am

Police arrest two in shooting death of coach Miles

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne police arrested a 23-year-old man they identified as a suspect in last month's shooting death of an elementary school administrative assistant who also was an assistant high school football coach.

Police issued a statement today that Henry Underwood was arrested Wednesday night in a traffic stop. He is lodged at the Allen County Jail.

Police had considered Underwood armed and dangerous.

Officers also arrested Jaevin Eugene Bowie, 20, of Fort Wayne in connection with the killing. He is charged with assisting a criminal, a level 5 felony.

Bowie and Underwood were captured in surveillance photographs that were released to the public.

They are suspects in the death of Terrance Miles, 36, whom police found May 19 near East Washington Boulevard and Francis Street, not far from his East Berry Street home. The Allen County coroner said he was shot to death and ruled his death the 11th homicide this year.

Miles was an administrative assistant at Forest Park Elementary and assistant football coach at North Side High School. 

Surveillance photos captured Underwood's image, police said, and with the public's help, detectives were able to identify him and name him as a suspect.

In September 2012, Underwood was charged with corrupt business influence, forgery and theft. Forgery and theft charges were dropped and Underwood was handed a suspended four-year sentence for corrupt business influence. He was later ordered to serve part of that sentence behind bars after violating his probation.

jduffy@jg.net