IMPD detectives arrest suspect for alleged involvement in a hit and run death investigation

On Friday, June 3, 2022, IMPD detectives arrested 27-year-old Kyle Rigdon for his alleged involvement in the hit and run death of 29-year-old Kayla Bowling.

On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at approximately 11:00 am IMPD officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of S. Rural St. on a report of a bicyclist struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived and located 29-year-old Kayla Bowling laying in the driveway of 3002 S. Rural St., near a bicycle suffering from trauma consistent with being struck by a vehicle. Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) responded and transported Kayla to Eskenazi Hospital. Unfortunately, shortly after arriving to the hospital she was pronounced deceased by medical staff.

Kyle Rigdon

IMPD Hit and Run Accident investigators responded to the scene and began their investigation. Preliminary information received from the scene led investigators to believe Kayla gave the plate number of the vehicle that hit her. Through further investigation detectives identified 27-year-old Kyle Rigdon as the suspect.

IMPD’s Violent Crimes Unit and IMPD’s Special Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT) took Rigdon into custody without further incident in 4100 block of W. Michigan St. Rigdon was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to identify and collect potential forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner’s Office assisted and determined the exact manner and cause of death to be pedestrian struck and killed.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) will make the final charging decision.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Eric Amos at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at Eric.Amos@indy.gov.    
 
Alternatively, they can call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS) to remain anonymous.  Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest.  Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.

An arrest is merely an accusation.  The suspect is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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