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Woman arrested for July 2017 murder on Indianapolis' west side

Posted: 6:24 PM, Apr 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-17 03:51:42Z

INDIANAPOLIS -- A woman has been arrested for the murder of her ex-boyfriend last July.

Police were dispatched to a home on Luett Avenue on July 9, 2017, after Vickie Harper, 52, allegedly called 911 and said she shot Jerry Etheridge, 53. 

Etheridge was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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The crime was originally classified as self-defense when it was initially investigated.

On Monday, after nine months spent processing the evidence,  Etheridge's death was determined to be a homicide and Harper was arrested for murder.

The change in classification means 2017's final criminal homicide tally is 155.

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