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Family offers $50,000 reward in fatal shooting of woman in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A Bloomfield family is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the killing of 40-year-old Wilma Hochstetler.

She and her husband were shot nearly two weeks ago on the city’s west side. The family was on North High School Road after their car broke down.

A family friend says two people robbed the family, shot her husband and then shot Wilma. Wilma died at the scene while her husband, Jonathon, was taken to a hospital. He had surgery and is expected to fully recover.

At the scene, Jonathon asked his 6-year-old son to get his cellphone from the vehicle. The little boy grabbed it and handed it to his father so he could call 911.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has not released suspect descriptions in the shooting. IMPD says it’s unclear what led up to the deadly shooting.

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The armed robbery happened around 1:30 a.m. Sept. 17 near the 3000 block of North High School Road, according to Andrew Yutzy, a longtime family friend.

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