Woman arrested in deaths of infant, man on near north side

Crime Watch 8

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police on Saturday night announced the arrest of a 36-year-old woman in connection to a triple shooting that killed a man and his infant nephew.

Homicide detectives arrested Ivory Smith, 36, for her alleged involvement in a shooting around 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2300 block of Guilford Avenue.

Smith’s 37-year-old boyfriend and his 3-month-old nephew were killed in the shooting, and the mother of the man who died was wounded, according to police.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police believe these two deaths mark the 102nd and 103rd homicides of the year.

“Well, any violence does impact families around the city, we all know that,” IMPD Officer Michael Hewitt said. “The only thing I would have to say to them is keep the faith. Don’t give up. Don’t give up on yourselves. Don’t give up on your loved ones, don’t give up on your city. Don’t give up on police. We’re out here working hard every day for you, so I would just say, keep the faith.”

“Everybody has kids in this world and family on this world, so before anybody try to think about taking the next life, or a person’s next life, think about it before you do it,” Danielle Porter, a neighbor, said. “Because it could be one of you guys.”

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make a final charging decision in the case.

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