Man arrested after OfferUp sale leads to attempted robbery, shooting in Speedway

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Luis Ruiz-Diaz

UPDATE (Oct. 12, 2018) — Luis Ruiz-Diaz pleaded guilty to armed robbery. A battery charge was dismissed as part of his plea agreement. He was sentenced to 7 years in the Indiana Department of Correction, with 5 years suspended. He was also sentenced to 2 years on probation.

SPEEDWAY, Ind. – A man is facing charges after allegedly shooting a woman during an attempted robbery in Speedway earlier this month.

Police say the suspect, 25-year-old Luis Ruiz-Diaz, and the 30-year-old victim were meeting up at a Thornton’s gas station to make an OfferUp sale when the incident happened on Nov. 7.

Shortly after 10:30 that night, officers were dispatched to the scene in the 5300 block of W. 10th St. to investigate reports of a person shot. When they arrived, they found the victim with a gunshot wound to her buttocks. She said Ruiz-Diaz was responsible.

Wednesday, police announced that Ruiz-Diaz had been arrested and charged with attempted armed robbery with a deadly weapon and battery with a deadly weapon resulting in injury.

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