INDIANAPOLIS — Police arrested a woman after a shooting Monday on the west side of Indianapolis.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said Richelle Hughes is facing charges of aggravated battery, domestic battery by means of a deadly weapon, battery by means of a deadly weapon and resisting law enforcement.
Shortly before noon Monday, police were called to the Shell gas station at 34th St. and N. High School Rd. on a report of a person shot.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said officers arrived to find a man who had been shot. Police applied a tourniquet to him, and Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services took him to the hospital in stable condition. Court documents state the man was shot in the leg.
“He said that the bullet shattered his lower leg and had to have a metal rod put in to act as his leg,” the documents say.
The man told officers his wife, Hughes, shot him at his home in the 6000 block of Sunwood Drive, police said. When officers arrived at his address, they saw a woman driving away from the home. IMPD said officers stopped the vehicle after a short pursuit and detained the driver, Hughes.
Detectives located a crime scene at the residence and two firearms inside Hughes’s vehicle, police said. She was arrested for her alleged role in the shooting.
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make the decision on final charges.