Woman turns herself into police for killing 13-year-old teen

INDIANAPOLIS — A 33-year-old has woman surrendered herself in connection to the shooting death of a young Indianapolis teen. 

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department homicide detectives say Shantell Taylor, 33, turned herself in connection with the death of Harry Taliefer, who was shot and killed Thursday night. 

Police were originally called to the 2200 block of Barnor Drive around 11 p.m. Thursday for a disturbance. When they arrived, they found 13-year-old Taliefer suffering from at least one gunshot wound.  He was transported to Riley Children’s Hospital in critical condition, where he later died. 

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IMPD homicide detectives were assisted by the IMPD violent crimes unit, IMPD Gang Unit and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit. In an advisory message, IMPD said their help was “critical in encouraging Taylor to turn herself in and without incident. 

Police are still asking for anyone with information to call detectives at 317-327-3475 or 317-262-TIPS(8477).

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