Docs: Fatal hit-and-run suspect confessed to bosses

Shinnamon appeared in court Monday

INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis man accused in a deadly hit-and-run crash apparently confessed to his employers at work after the incident.

Gary Shinnamon , 30, appeared in court Monday morning. Court documents revealed that he confessed his role in the crime.

Shinnamon is accused of driving the Dodge Charger that caused the collision that killed a 7-month-old boy on West 38th Street last Tuesday night.

He tried to pass a Chevrolet in front of him, and rear-ended it, sending it spinning, officials said.

Officials said the Chevrolet struck a guardrail and the 7-month-old child was ejected from the vehicle. He later died at Riley Hospital for Children.

The driver and passenger of the Dodge fled the scene, but according to documents, Shinnamon confessed his involvement to his bosses the next day.

"I can’t live with it anymore, can’t sleep, can’t eat. I’m going out of my head," he said according to documents.

Shinnamon works at Mouron and Company Inc. His employers said they were surprised by the confession.

"Very surprising. He's a very kind gentleman. He's very considerate. Great employee. He's always by our side.  Always doing work like he's supposed to do. Just a very kind person. Shocking. Very shocking," General Manager Phil Skorjanc said.

Prosecutors asked for and were granted 72 hours to complete formal charges.

Shinnamon was driving on a suspended license, police said. His next hearing is set for Wednesday morning. He is held on $60,000 bond in the Marion County Jail.

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