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Woman who ran over man with car outside bar used tracking device to find him, court docs say

Suspect killed victim because he was supposedly with other woman
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Posted at 3:50 PM, Jun 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-01 11:40:38-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The woman who police say ran over a man with her car in a parking lot last week used a tracking device to find him because he was supposedly with another woman, a court document alleges.

The woman, Gaylyn Morris, 26, was dating Andre Smith, 26, who she's accused of running over during a dispute at a bar on Indianapolis' north side, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Friday.

On June 9, Marion County prosecutors charged Morris with murder in Smith's death.

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Indianapolis police found Smith lying on the ground underneath a car after they responded about 12:32 a.m. Friday to Tilly's Pub, 2948 E. 82nd St. He was pronounced dead at the scene, prompting a homicide investigation.

A witness told police the suspect came up to them and said, "I'm going to beat her," referring to a woman who Smith was supposedly with, according to the affidavit.

Friends reflect on the life of 26-year old Andre Smith
Friends reflect on the life of 26-year old Andre Smith

The witness said the suspect then grabbed an empty wine bottle, went over to that woman, and swung at her. The woman blocked the attack, at which point both she and the suspect were asked to leave the bar, the affidavit alleges.

The suspect later saw Smith in the parking lot and clipped him with her car, then backed over him and pulled forward. She hit him a total of three times, the affidavit alleges.

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Afterward, the suspect went after the other woman again before being arrested at the scene.

During an interview with police, the suspect admitted to hitting Smith with her car, the affidavit alleges.