Police arrest man accused of murdering young mother of 7 on Indy’s near east side

UPDATE (6/9) – The prosecutor’s office says that murder charges have been dismissed against Antuan Cooper in connection to the shooting death of 26-year-old Candice Pigee.

They say the charges were dismissed due to lack of evidence.

Original Story: 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department arrested a man accused of murdering a young mother on the city’s near east side back in February.

Antuan Cooper, 30, was apprehended on Thursday by the IMPD Violent Crimes Unit. He’s charged with murder for his alleged involvement in the death of Candice Pigee.

Candice Pigee

Pigee, 26, was found shot to death in an alley in the 800 block of North Rural Street on February 24, 2017. IMPD said she was shot either late Thursday night or early Friday morning and she lay dead in the alley way for several hours before being found.

Pigee was the mother of seven children, including a 1-year-old boy.