IMPD arrests 2 in connection with Christmas Day homicide


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) homicide detectives arrested two suspects in the death of 40-year-old Tiffany Allen.

35-year-old Zacharia Schmidt was arrested for his alleged involvement in Allen’s death. Detectives also arrested 25-year-old Chelsea Schmidt for assisting a criminal.

On December 25, police were dispatched to the 2700 block of S. Hunter Road on a report of a person shot.  When officers arrived, they located an adult female victim who had injuries consistent with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced deceased by medics.

Homicide detectives worked with Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency in identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence.

The Marion County Prosecutors Office (MCPO) will review the case and determine a final charging decision for Zacharia and Chelsea Schmidt.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 or (TIPS). 

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