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IMPD: Man accused of taking pictures of woman before fatally stabbing her

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Posted at 3:04 PM, May 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-07 12:25:12-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A man was arrested police said he stabbed a woman to death in downtown Indianapolis during an argument in which he was accused of taking pictures of her, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Agripino Rivera, 43, was arrested Sunday by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers with the FBI Safe Streets Task Force in connection with the death of Taylor George, 24 on Thursday not far from Indiana War Memorial.

Marion County prosecutors formally charged Rivera with murder on May 24, records show.

When he spoke with detectives after he was arrested, Rivera eventually told them after he was asked why he stabbed George and shown of a picture of her that he had never seen her before but she looked like a nice person, according to the affidavit.

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Through their investigation, detectives learned Rivera was confronted by Geroge's boyfriend and accused of taking pictures of George, according to the affidavit. Rivera asked George's boyfriend for his phone back, but the boyfriend dropped the phone instead.

When his phone was dropped, Rivera stabbed George before running away and being chased by several people, according to the affidavit.

When Rivera was arrested near his home on West 25th Street, he had a knife and a cell phone on him, according to the affidavit.