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Man arrested after shooting ex-girlfriend in downtown Indianapolis

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Jun 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-21 20:50:00-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A 23-year-old man was arrested after he shot his ex-girlfriend early Sunday morning in downtown Indianapolis, according to police and a court document.

The woman was shot in the leg around 3:30 a.m. Sunday near Maryland Street and South Meridian Street, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. She was taken to the hospital and is stable.

According to a preliminary probable cause affidavit, the man followed his ex-girlfriend and another person as they were leaving a bar. After his ex-girlfriend was struck by the gunfire, he pointed the gun at the other person and told them he would kill them if they didn't leave.

The man was later arrested and preliminarily charged with pointing a firearm, carrying a handgun without a license and battery by means of a deadly weapon, according to online jail records. Formal charges haven't been filed yet by prosecutors, according to online court records.

IMPD's Aggravated Assault detectives believe the incident was targeted, according to a Facebook post from IMPD.

"The cooperation of members of the community were instrumental in this quick arrest," the Facebook post read. "Cooperation from the community continues to be essential in identifying the perpetrators of criminal activity and their subsequent arrests. Detectives will continue their investigation to attempt to identify additional witness, video evidence, and other forensic evidence."