An early morning carjacking caught on surveillance camera


INDIANAPOLIS — A woman was fatally shot in a suspected auto theft early Tuesday in the city’s southwest, police say. The attack was captured by surveillance video.

It happened shortly after midnight at the Sunoco gas station in the 2100 block of West Morris Street, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. It’s near South Belmont Avenue.

Carjacking Surveillance Video

Officers found the woman shot dead and her vehicle stolen when they arrived. Police say the woman had stopped to refuel when two men approached her to steal her 2007 Honda Accord.

At some point during an exchange between her and the suspects, she was shot. The suspects then took off with his car, which bears an Indiana TFC246 license plate.

The IMPD said the woman’s condition was stable when she was taken to a local hospital.

Anyone with more information can contact Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477 (TIPS).

“It’s hard to understand,” Shavonne Phelps said.

WRTV spoke to several people outside the gas station around lunchtime on Tuesday and a number of them had the same reaction.

“It’s sad but it’s the reality,” said Sheona Barraza.

Barraza, a mother of two, says she is very protective of her children, especially on the southwest side.

“It just makes me feel like I need to be more careful and more aware of my surroundings,” Barraza said.


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