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IMPD arrests suspect in 78-year-old woman's homicide

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Posted at 6:48 AM, Dec 29, 2021
and last updated 2022-01-12 18:44:28-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A 78-year-old woman was shot and killed early Wednesday on the northeast side of Indianapolis, police said.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to the shooting around 1 a.m. in the 4400 block of North Bolton Avenue, near East 46th Street and North Arlington Avenue, according to IMPD Officer Samone Burris.

Police found a woman with gunshot wounds when they arrived. The Marion County Coroner's Office identified her as Doris Bell.

On Jan. 12, IMPD announced Montez Jointer, 39, is facing a reckless homicide charge in connection to Bell's death.

IMPD says the shooting was a result of a disturbance between two family members, one of whom had a gun. Detectives say Bell tried to break up the disturbance and was shot.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475.