INDIANAPOLIS- The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) has arrested two sisters for their alleged involvement in a homicide that took place last week. 23-year-old Arieal Smith was arrested for murder and her sister, 27-year-old Ebonie Parks was arrested for assisting a criminal reference this case. The sisters were located by the IMPD Violent Crime Unit (VCU).
On Friday, February 25, 2022, just after 1:30 a.m., IMPD Northwest District officers were dispatched to the 4700 block of Century Plaza Road regarding a person shot. Officers arrived and located 25-year-old Secoyia Williams who sustained injuries consistent with a gunshot wound(s) outside in the parking lot. Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) arrived and transported the victim to an area hospital. Unfortunately, shortly after arriving at the hospital Williams was pronounced deceased by medical staff.
IMPD Homicide Detectives responded to the scene to begin the investigation. Investigators believe that prior to the incident there was a disturbance at the location. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to identify and collect potential forensic evidence.
The Marion County Prosecutors Office will review the case and make a final charging decision.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective James Hurt at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at James.Hurt@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. This release may be updated as more information becomes available. Information given via Crime Stoppers should be considered anonymous.
An arrest is merely an accusation. The suspects are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.