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Woman shot at Indianapolis pub dies after crash on I-65 on way to hospital: Police

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Apr 02, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS — Police say a woman died after she was shot at a bar on the city's northwest side and was involved in a crash on Interstate 65 while someone was driving her to a hospital.

The victim has been identified as Deja Morse, 27.

Officers first responded shortly after 2 a.m. to JD's Pub and Grill in the 6900 block of Eagle Highlands Way for a report of a person shot, according to IMPD.

Police discovered more than 15 shell casings at the scene, indicating indiscriminate shooting, said IMPD Deputy Chief Kendale Adams.

Police did not find a victim when they first arrived at the pub and were told by dispatch that they were going to a local hospital. Later, Indiana State Police told IMPD the victim, later identified as Morse, was in a vehicle that crashed on I-65 between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street and 38th Street.

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According to police Morse was in the car with three other people. Everyone in the car was transported to local hospitals. Morse was taken in critical condition and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Her death was ruled a homicide caused by gunshot wounds.

On August 29, IMPD announced an arrest was made in connection to the homicide.

Adams said IMPD and Pike Township Fire Department issued a closure order for JD's pub "for the foreseeable future."

WRTV has reached out to JD's Pub management but has not heard back.