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Woman found unresponsive in west side yard dies, homicide investigation underway

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Posted at 11:22 PM, Feb 13, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-10 11:05:50-04

INDIANAPOLIS — One person is dead on the city's west side, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Around 10 p.m., officers found a woman who had injuries consistent with a gunshot wound in a yard between two houses in the 3500 block of West 12th Street. That's near West 16th Street and North Tibbs Avenue.

Sabrina Cowen, 30, was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

On Aug. 8, IMPD announced the arrest of 38-year-old Troy Briscoe. He is charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.

IMPD cited witness cooperation in their ability to determine Briscoe's involvement, according to a release.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective James Hurt at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail him at