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Man suspected in early-July murder of Indianapolis woman remains at large

William Jenkins allegedly shot victim in the head
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Posted at 11:49 AM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 11:49:34-04

INDIANAPOLIS—In the early-morning hours of July 2, 34-year-old Yolanda Moffitt-Santiago was shot in the head outside Tranquility Nursing and Rehab in the 3600 block of North Central Avenue on the Indianapolis north side.

The man suspected in her murder, ex-boyfriend William Jenkins, remains at large and police continue to ask for the public's help in finding him. There's an active arrest warrant for the 28-year-old Indianapolis man.

A probable cause affidavit from the Marion County Prosecutor details what led up to the shooting.

Police found a number of witnesses who said Moffitt-Santiago and Jenkins has argued before the shooting, and that there was a history of problems between the two.

Witnesses told detectives that Jenkins had beaten the woman at least twice in March. Police were called and took a report, but Moffitt-Santiago decided not to press charges. However, her mother contacted Jenkins' parole officer and Jenkins was arrested for a parole violation.

After a short stay in jail, and in the days leading up to the shooting, Jenkins began harassing Moffitt-Santiago and her mother, according to the probable cause.

If you have any information that could help detectives with their investigation, you are asked to call the IMPD Homicide Office at: 317-327-3475. Or call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at: 317-262-8477 (TIPS)