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Two sisters arrested after woman killed outside Indy shopping center

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Posted at 6:57 AM, Feb 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-03 13:38:58-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A woman died after she was shot early Friday outside a shopping center on the northwest side of Indianapolis, police said.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a report of a person shot after 1:30 a.m. in the 4700 block of Century Plaza Road near Interstate 65 and Georgetown Road, according to IMPD Officer William Young.

Police found Secoyia Williams, 25, suffering from a gunshot wound when they arrived. Police believe there was a disturbance at Club Kalakutah before the shooting.

Medics transported Williams in critical condition to Eskenazi Hospital where she later died.

IMPD announced on Tuesday that a pair of sisters — Arieal Smith, 23, and Ebonie Parks, 27 — were arrested in the case.

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office announced on Thursday that Smith was charged with murder, pointing a firearm and carrying a handgun without a license. Parks faces a charge of assisting a criminal.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Williams and Smith fought inside Club Kalakutah. Their argument continued outside.

Williams walked up to a car Smith was sitting in and began banging on the windows, court documents say. Smith allegedly opened a car door and shot Williams in the stomach before firing approximately four more shots that did not strike anyone.

Police on Monday arrested Smith at a home in the 3200 block of North Kenwood Avenue.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective James Hurt at the IMPD Homicide Office by calling 317-327-3475 or sending an email to

People can also call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana anonymously at 317-262-8477.

WRTV photographer Eldon Wheeler contributed to this report.