INDIANAPOLIS – On March 2, 2018 at approximately 5:49 a.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers responded to the 800 block of Birch Avenue reference a person shot. When officers arrived on scene they located an adult female later identified as Marissa Huffman and an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound identified as Joshua Tye. Mr. Tye was treated on scene but succumb to his injuries. He was pronounced deceased by medics.
Homicide detectives responded to the incident scene and began canvassing the area for witnesses. At the conclusion of interviewing Ms. Huffman, investigators arrested her and preliminarily charged her with murder. Furthermore, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make the final charging decision. Additionally, the Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to the scene to assist with identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence.
Anyone with information should call the IMPD Homicide Unit at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS. 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.
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