Arrest made in hit-and-run crash that left baby dead

Yeshua Shafford, 7 months, ejected from vehicle

INDIANAPOLIS - Police made an arrest in connection with Tuesday night's hit-and-run crash that left a 7-month-old child dead.

Gary Shinnamon II, 30, turned himself in to detectives Thursday afternoon, officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said. Police said Shinnamon confessed his involvement in the crash.

Shinnamon is charged with failure to stop at an accident resulting in death and driving with a suspended license, police said.

Witnesses at the scene and the child's father played a critical role in helping to identify the suspect, police said.

The wreck happened just after 11 p.m. near West 38th Street and Commercial Drive. The baby, later identified as Yeshua Shafford, was ejected from the vehicle and taken to Riley Hospital for Children where he later died.

Police said witnesses saw two men running from the scene after the crash. Witnesses also told police that the driver of the other car involved in the crash was driving recklessly.

Police said they are only focused on Shinnamon because he was the driver. Police have less interest in the passenger.

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