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IMPD arrests man after shooting that injured hardware store employee

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has arrested 27-year-old Marqueses Tipton for his alleged role in a Monday afternoon shooting.

Just after 3:15 p.m. Monday, officers arrived to East 71st Street and North Keystone Avenue for a report of shots fired. While officers were responding, they learned about a person shot in the 7000 block of North Keystone Avenue.

Police located a 64-year-old women with a gunshot wound. IMPD says she was an employee of Sullivan’s Hardware and Garden Center, 6955 N. Keystone Ave. The woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Police did not identify the woman.

Tipton returned to the scene and told officers he was the person firing shots. He was immediately arrested.

Investigators learned two drivers, one being Tipton, had been involved in a crash while traveling southbound on North Keystone Avenue. The two drivers pulled into a gas station parking lot when Tipton observed a third vehicle drive onto the gas station lot and start to drive off.

Tipton fired his weapon multiple times at the vehicle as it drove southbound from the location. The driver of the third vehicle that was shot at called police, returned to the scene, and cooperated with detectives.

Tipton was arrested on charges of criminal recklessness with a weapon and aggravated battery.

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