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Employee shot at a Lawrence Dollar Tree

Update: The Marion County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman who died as 25-year-old Jasmine Bennett.

LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) — A 25-year-old woman has died after being shot Monday afternoon at a dollar store, police say.

Lawrence Police Department officers were sent to a report of a person shot around 1:23 p.m. Monday to the Dollar Tree, 10555 Pendleton Pike.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday will release the identify of the woman, who was an employee of the discount store. She died after being rushed to a hospital.

Jalen Thomas, 21, of Indianapolis, was preliminarily charged with murder. Thomas was a former Dollar Tree employee. He and the woman knew each other, said Chief Gary Woodruff of Lawrence Police Department.

The prosecutor will make a final determination on the murder charge.

The motive for the shooting was not yet certain, the police chief said.

This story has been updated with additional information on the suspect and identity of the woman who was killed.

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