Robbery motive in east side shooting

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 2, 2016) — Metro police are investigating a shooting that left one person  wounded and another injured on the near east side of Indianapolis.

The shooting happened at approximately 11:30 p.m., Friday, in the 1000 block of St. Paul Street.

Investigators say 20-year-old Cheyene Caldwell was sitting in a car while her boyfriend, 18-year-old Michael D. Watts, was inside of a residence.

Two males armed with handguns approached the vehicle and ordered the Caldwell out of the car.

According to police one of suspects tried to steal the woman’s cell phone and purse, but she fought back against the robbers.

Caldwell was pistol-whipped by one of the subjects.  When she screamed for help, her boyfriend came out of the house and ran to her aid.

Wattts fought with the second suspect as the robber tried to drive away with the car.

Police say the second suspect shot Watts twice .

Both suspects then fled on foot after the shooting.

Watts was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in serious but stable condition.