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Pregnant woman shot in road rage incident in Plainfield, police searching for suspect

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Posted at 11:50 AM, Mar 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-10 11:50:36-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A pregnant woman was shot last week in Plainfield during a road rage incident, according to the Plainfield Police Department.

Now, the department is asking for the public's help in locating the suspect in the shooting.

20-year-old Julianna Martinez of Avon was shot during the incident. Martinez was transported to a local hospital in stable condition and was able to deliver her baby — that was far enough along that is could be born early.

According to the release from the department, the shot came from the driver's side of a small white cargo van with no markings.

Police are now asking for the public's help in locating the driver of that van. The driver is described as a black male that possibly has a large tattoo on his left arm.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Taylor Tritle at 317-754-5228 or email You can also remain anonymous by providing a tip through the Plainfield Police Crime Tip Line at 317-754-5200 or call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.