IMPD Homicide Detectives Make Arrest in Christmas Day Homicide Investigation

INDIANAPOLIS –  On Friday, December 25, 2020, just after 4:00 a.m., IMPD Southeast District officers were dispatched to the 2700 block of S. Hunter Road on a report of a person shot.  When officers arrived, they located an adult female victim, later identified as 40-year-old Tiffany Allen, who had injuries consistent with a gunshot wound(s). IEMS arrived and unfortunately pronounced Allen as deceased.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene to begin the investigation. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist in identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence.

Homicide detectives continued their investigation and were able to identify the alleged suspects. On January 24, 2021, Homicide Detectives announced the arrest of 35-year-old Zacharia Schmidt for his alleged involvement in the death of Tiffany Allen. Detectives also announced the arrest of 25-year-old Chelsea Schmidt for assisting a criminal. The Marion County Prosecutors Office (MCPO) will review the case and determine a final charging decision.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS).  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.

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