Jared T. Robbins, 22, is charged with Class A felony voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Donald E. Lowe III, 28.
The shooting occurred in Cloverdale. Robbins allegedly shot Lowe in the chest outside a residence between the hours of 11 p.m. on Aug. 21 and midnight on Aug. 22.
Lowe was pronounced dead at the scene.
The case was originally filed in Putnam County Circuit Court. Because the public defender in the case, Scott Adams, is employed through Putnam County Superior Court, the case was transferred there.
A pretrial conference in the case was set for Oct. 14, but that date was taken off the calendar when it was transferred. Superior Court Judge Denny Bridges has yet to set any court dates for Robbins.
Robbins has been in jail since his arrest immediately following the shooting. His bond was set at $100,000 cash only.
Voluntary manslaughter is similar to second-degree murder; it is defined as an intentional killing for which there was no premeditation.
An eyewitness to the shooting told police Robbins fired five to seven rounds at Lowe with a handgun, and believed at least two of them struck Lowe.
Robbins fled the scene in a car, the witness said. Within an hour of the shooting, police found and apprehended Robbins.
Robbins had just been released from prison in July. He was convicted in Putnam County Circuit Court in March 2009 on a Class B felony burglary charge and was given a 2 1/2-year sentence. In January, he was sentenced in Marion County to one-year concurrent sentences for felony criminal recklessness and intimidation.