INDIANAPOLIS-On Tuesday, June 8, 2022 just before 9 AM IMPD Southwest District officers and Indianapolis Animal Care & Control were dispatched to the 5700 block of W. Southport Road on a report of an animal shot.
Officers and animal control officers responded and discovered that a horse sustained an injury consistent with a gunshot wound(s). Unfortunately, the horse was discovered deceased at the scene. Investigators responded to the scene to continue the investigation. Preliminary information leads investigators to believe that the suspect(s) gained access to the property between the hours of 9:30 PM Monday, June 6 and 7:30 AM Tuesday, June 7, 2022.
The horse was a 20-year old American quarter horse that had been helping children learn to ride at Taylor Turn Stables since 2008. Investigators are asking horse owners in the area should take precautions to secure their animals overnight if possible.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Tiffany Mastin at the IMPD Nuisance Abatement Office at 317.327.1270 or e-mail her at Tiffiany.Mastin@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.