INDIANAPOLIS — A woman was shot and killed while sitting in the passenger seat of a car Thursday afternoon on the northwest side of Indianapolis, according to police.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called around 2:30 p.m. to the area near West 38th Street and North White River Parkway East Drive on the report of a person shot.
When they arrived, they found a woman with at least one gunshot wound who was dead, IMPD Officer William Young said.
At this time, detectives believe the shooting happened near West 38th Street and Michigan Road, Young said. They believe the driver of the car, a male, continued driving until he stopped near North White River Parkway East Drive.
The woman has been identified by the Marion County Coroner's Office as 21-year-old Alexis Dompier.
The male was not injured, Young said.
IMPD said on Tuesday that detectives arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the shooting. He has not been officially charged. WRTV does not identify suspects until prosecutors announce criminal charges.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Jose Torres at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at Jose.Torres@indy.gov.
Remembering Alexis Dompier
Friends who spoke with WRTV on Friday said she was kind, carefree and the life of the party.
"She was just always fine," Zoey Brown said. "Always there for anyone who needed something, always the life of the party, trying to make everybody have a good time, always needed to make sure they have everything, make everything one smile, no matter what the situation was. "
Anthony Centofante said Alexis was like his sister and his "ride or die."
"She was always a good time, she would laugh smile, she would always be everywhere just talking to everybody, she was always the light of the room," Centofante said.
She was a friend to many and a mother to one.
"I love her and miss her some much and all of her friends and family do too," Centofante said.