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Man shoots estranged wife, then self, in Camby

Posted at 6:01 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 18:24:16-04

CAMBY, Ind. -- A meeting between an estranged husband and wife in a Camby parking lot turned deadly Monday afternoon.

Police now say the man and woman met in the parking lot of the Rancho Grande restaurant on the 8400 block of Windfall Lane in Camby on Monday.

The man was identified as Thomas Himes, 60. The woman is Nina Himes, 53.

They were arguing in her car about a pending criminal case of domestic violence.

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At some point during the meeting, police believe Thomas drew a 9mm gun and shot his wife twice – once in the leg and once in the head.

He then turned the gun on himself. Emergency responders pronounced him dead at the scene.

Nina was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis, where she was reportedly stable and speaking with investigators Monday night.

According to Damar Services, Nina Himes has worked for the company since 2008.  

A phenomenal employee, she has one of the most important jobs at Damar - helping to share the futures of those we serve. Working as a direct care staff person, she positively impacts individuals with developmental disabilities and autism. We've spoken with the family this afternoon and send our prayers for a full recovery to health - Jenny Peters, VP, Communications, Damar Services, Inc.

Police are investigating the incident as an attempted murder followed by an apparent suicide.

Police said there was a no-contact order in place between the couple. It wasn't immediately clear who initiated the meeting.

Anybody struggling with escaping domestic violence in Hamilton County can call Sheltering Wings 24-hour hotline at 317-745-1496. Anybody in Marion County can call the Julian Center at 317-941-2200.

(The shooting was initially reported at the O'Charley's restaurant in Camby. It was later clarified to have occurred at the Rancho Grande restaurant nearby.)

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