IMPD homicide detectives arrest suspect for his alleged involvement in weekend homicide

IMPD homicide detectives arrested 20-year-old Ronnie Smith for his alleged involvement in a homicide.

On Saturday, October 2, 2022, just before 2:00 a.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) East District officers were dispatched to 2725 East Michigan Street on a report of a person shot. Officers arrived and located an adult female on the sidewalk with injuries consistent with a gunshot wound. The victim was later identified as 35-year-old Sabrina Travis, Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and despite life-saving techniques, Travis was pronounced deceased at the scene.

IMPD homicide detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation. The investigation continued, and thanks to assistance from the community, real-time information from the Incident Analysis Center (license plate readers, public safety cameras, and other technology), and district officers’ knowledge of their beats, detectives located Smith and he was taken into custody without further incident. Smith was arrested for reckless homicide and criminal recklessness. The IMPD Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) also assisted with locating Smith.

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 cause of death to be homicide.

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

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Christopher Higgins at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at

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 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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