INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers responded to a residence in the 3000 block of East 38th Street on the report of two deceased individuals in a residence.
On April 29th, 2016, at approximately 8:16 p.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of East 38th Street on the report of two people shot inside of a residence. Officers located an adult female and an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. EMS personnel responded and pronounced both individuals deceased at the scene.
During the course of the investigation, IMPD homicide detectives learned the two deceased individuals had been involved in a relationship for several years according to family members at the scene. After child care personnel notified family members the female victim had not picked up her children, family members went the residence, where they found two bodies. Evidence discovered inside of the home lead detectives to believe this incident was a domestic related murder/suicide.
Detectives have identified the deceased individuals as 31-year-old Sheena Grundy and 29-year-old Lamount Reynolds. Based upon the evidence found at the scene, detectives believe Reynolds shot and killed Grundy before turning the gun on himself.
“We are devastated to hear of 2 separate domestic related murder/suicides in our city today,” said Kelly McBride Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Network. “Domestic violence homicide is preventable, and as a community, we can work together to end the cycle of violence. If you or a loved one is experiencing domestic violence, please reach out to 211 to be connected with an advocate in your area who can assist with safety planning. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911. Everyone deserves to live in a safe home.”
“The toll of domestic violence affects all victims and their family regardless of race or socio-economic status,” said Chief Troy Riggs. “The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is committed to working with our partners to educate domestic violence victims of the vast array of services available to them. There is no longer a need to suffer in silence.”
Oftentimes, the first actual instance of domestic violence occurs before the victim has the courage to report domestic-related violence to police. IMPD encourages domestic violence victims to utilize social service providers throughout the Indianapolis area for help to break the cycle of violence. A quick call to 211 is a great starting point for victims to seek help.