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2 arrested in connection to southeast-side homicide on Christmas Day

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Two people are in custody in connection to a Christmas Day homicide, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Police said Zacharia Schmidt, 35, and Chelsea Schmidt, 25, have been arrested for their role in the shooting death of 40-year-old Tiffany Allen.

Police said Chelsea Schmidt was arrested for assisting a criminal.

Just after 4 a.m. Dec. 25, officers were called to a report of a person shot in the 2700 block of South Hunter Road. That’s just southwest of the I-465 and I-74 interchange on the city’s southeast side.

After getting to the scene, a woman, later identified as Allen, was found in the area with gunshot wounds. Responding medical personnel pronounced Allen dead on the scene.

Homicide detectives soon after began their investigation, which led them to Zacharia and Chelsea Schmidt.

Both were arrested on Sunday, Jan. 24.

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