INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A woman is dead and her boyfriend is in custody, after police say a domestic incident appears to have turned deadly on the east side of Indianapolis.
51-year-old Andrew Reynolds is currently in the Marion County Jail, facing charges in the woman's death.
Around 4 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to the 2200 block of North Arlington Avenue on a report of a woman stabbed.
They say when they arrived, they found Jennifer Latchman, 35, of Indianapolis, in the front yard of the home, in critical condition from a stab wound to the neck.
She was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital where she later died.
Police say the victim's daughter saw the whole thing.
A neighbor, who didn't want to identify herself, said, "The daughter was on top of her momma screaming, ‘Please help my momma, please help my momma, he's still in there, he's still in there.'"
Police say SWAT teams set up a perimeter, after learning Reynolds was still inside the home with a knife and perhaps a gun.
They say Reynolds did surrender peacefully.
They say an officer was forced to shoot a dog that ran from the home and charged at the officer.
Family members flocked to the scene after hearing the news, saying Tuesday was the suspect's birthday: they'd just seen him.
"It's sad, a sad day in Indianapolis," said the suspect's cousin Michelle Taylor.
His family tells 24-Hour News 8 the couple had a history of domestic disputes.
Police reports show they'd been to the couple's home multiple times, but for problems with her daughter.
"He's a good guy, not even a violent person, not at all," said Taylor, of her cousin, Andrew Reynolds.
IMPD Chief Rick Hite came out to the scene, saying they'd get to the bottom of this crime – and the other recent homicides in the city.
Police said Latchman and Reynolds were boyfriend and girlfriend, while the suspect's family told 24-Hour News 8 they were married.
I feel bad for the daughter, my heart goes out to her," added the neighbor. "Because her whole world just changed."
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