Court documents show man arrested for homicide turned himself in

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a homicide in downtown Indianapolis last weekend.

IMPD said around 10:39 a.m. Saturday, officers were sent to 200 E. Market St. on a welfare check and found a female, later identified Doneasha Galbreath, 21, in a vehicle suffering from apparent trauma.

Court documents show officers found Galbreath in a Dodge Nitro backed in front of a barricade at the City-County building. The vehicle was running and loud music was playing, according to the affidavit.

Police said medics arrived and pronounced her dead at 10:45 a.m., and homicide detectives arrived and began an investigation.

According to court documents, around 1:00 p.m., Ladriel Chapman, 23, appeared at the Marion County Jail. Chapman allegedly told officers, “I need to turn myself in and I need to speak to a detective.”

Police said Chapman admitted to shooting Galbreath, the mother of two of his children, during an argument in the car near the 21st Street exit on I-65.

In the affidavit, Chapman claims Galbreath pulled and waived a gun at him during an argument. Chapman said Galbreath waived the gun at him a second time, and he grabbed the gun from her and fired.

Chapman told police he left the car at the City-County building, left the scene and made two 911 calls. Police said Chapman told the dispatcher he had been assaulted by two black males in the first call, and in the second call admitted to assaulting his girlfriend downtown.

IMPD responded to Chapman and Galbreath’s residence and found two children unattended but unharmed. Department of Child Services arrived and released the children into the custody of a relative.

Galbreath’s autopsy revealed she had been shot five times.

Chapman has been charged with murder, carrying a handgun without a license and two counts of neglect of a dependent.

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

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