Indiana woman fatally shot by backseat passenger with 'assault-style' rifle
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Police say Annalysa McMillan was driving at the intersection of Mason Boulevard and Baldwin Avenue in Marion Tuesday afternoon when she was shot in the back.

By Aaron Cantrell, WXIN

MARION, Ind. (WXIN) -- Loved ones are mourning the loss of 19-year-old Annalysa McMillan, who was shot and killed while in the driver seat of her car.

McMillan’s death comes five days after she turned 19.

Marion police say McMillan was driving at the intersection of Mason Boulevard and Baldwin Avenue in Marion Tuesday afternoon when she was shot in the back. She later died from her injuries.

Police have preliminarily charged 22-year-old Austin Smith with reckless homicide for her death. They say Smith was in possession of an assault-style rifle and was sitting in the back seat behind McMillan when it went off.

What happened inside McMillan’s vehicle is still under investigation. Smith is facing several charges, including criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

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