Police: Boyfriend used hammer to kill girlfriend

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 14, 2014) — Indianapolis Metropolitan police say a man used a hammer to kill his girlfriend Sunday night.

Officers were called to the 4600 block of Lynnfield Road at the Scarborough Lake Apartments near Interstate 465 and 46th Street around 9:25 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses said a man outside was screaming that his girlfriend was dead.

When officers arrived, they located the man, later identified as 38-year-old Chad Gilman, and found the woman dead. She’d suffered apparent signs of trauma. Police arrested Gilman Monday morning and said he’d killed her with a hammer during an argument. Detectives interviewed Gilman shortly after the incident.

Police haven’t yet released the victim’s name.

Detectives urge anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers of Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477). Callers may also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274637 (CRIMES). All information shared via Crime Stoppers of Indiana is considered anonymous.

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