Woman Killed, Man Injured In Indianapolis Shooting

Police: Man Shot Victims In Vehicle

A woman was killed and a man was injured in a shooting outside an apartment on Indianapolis' northeast side early Sunday morning.

Police said Starlett Miller (pictured), 29, and DaJuan Gilbert, 26, were leaving an apartment in the 4200 block of North Shadeland Avenue a little after 1 a.m. to pick up her 8-year-old son when someone opened fire on the car they had gotten into.

"They were playing cards. She received a call from her 8-year-old son," said Indianapolis Metro police Lt. Jeff Duhamell. "Apparently, he was supposed to stay all night with the aunt, but … decided he didn't want to stay all night, so they were going to pick him up."

According to Indianapolis Metro police, Gilbert and Miller saw a man sitting at the bottom of some stairs as they exited a third-floor apartment.

When they got to the ground level, they noticed two more men across the street and a fourth man approaching the car.

"He immediately told Ms. Miller to get in the car quickly," Duhamell said. "They got inside the car, and about that time, one of the individuals opened fire."

It was not immediately known which man shot at the vehicle.

Both Miller and Gilbert had been shot, police said. With his Cadillac riddled with bullets, Gilbert pulled into a parking lot at a Shell gas station at 46th Street and Shadeland Avenue and authorities were called.

Miller was taken to Methodist Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Gilbert was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital and was later released.

Gilbert told police that he thought all four men he saw knew each other, but that he did not see them standing together before the shooting.

Gilbert's downstairs neighbor, Reginald Jones, told 6News' Tanya Spencer that he can't imagine anyone having a grudge against Gilbert.

"He took care of himself pretty well -- just a nice young man," Jones said.

Police asked anyone with information about the shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.