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