INDIANAPOLIS -- The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office has determined the fatal shooting of a man on the north side last week was self-defense.
Jermaine Taylor, 37, was shot and killed around 8 a.m. on Jan. 10 in the 2900 block of North Delaware Street.
Police identified 33-year-old Monica Hampton, who has at least one child in common with Taylor, as a person of interest in the case. A day later, Hampton turned herself into police for questioning.
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Following an interview, Hampton was arrested on a preliminary charge of murder.
On Wednesday, after reviewing the case, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office filed a notice of intent not to prosecute Hampton in Marion County Criminal Court.
In a preliminary probable cause affidavit, police said a witness reported seeing Hampton and Taylor fighting. At one point during the fight, the witness told police Taylor pinned Hampton against a fence. A short time later the witness heard gunshots.
An autopsy determined Taylor suffered a gunshot wound to the pelvis and left thigh.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Hampton was awaiting release from the Marion County Jail.
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