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Indy man arrested, preliminarily charged with murdering boyfriend of child's mother

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Posted at 11:11 AM, Feb 26, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-01 10:27:27-05

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis man is now facing charges after shooting two people, killing one of them, on the city's northeast side.

Just after 9 a.m. Sunday morning, IMPD responded to reports of a person shot at Mill View Ct. near 42nd St. and Shadeland Ave.

Police arrived to an apartment complex and found a male and female with gunshot wounds.

IMPD reported both victims were transported to the hospital in critical condition. Around noon of Sunday, IMPD reported that the male victim passed away.

On Monday, the Marion County Coroner's Office identified the man as 25-year-old Gerald Eugene Lewis III.

Lewis was in a relationship with the woman shot, according to court documents.

On March 1, IMPD announced the arrest of 27-year-old Jailyn Hurt. He was the father of a child shared with the woman he shot, according to court documents.

Hurt is currently facing formal charges of possession of a controlled substance. The Marion County Prosecutor's Office is determining additional charges connected with the shooting incident.