Crime Watch 8

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

Woman arrested in shooting deaths of man, baby

News 8 at 11 p.m.

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.


Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.