INDIANAPOLIS (TCD) -- A 49-year-old man was charged with murder a year after his girlfriend was found dead with a gunshot wound.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department announced Nov. 24 that they arrested John Henry for his role in the death of 33-year-old Tara Smith. On Oct. 28, 2020, Indianapolis Police responded to a shooting call at 2233 Grand Prix Drive. Officers discovered Smith inside the home with "injuries consistent with a gunshot wound(s)." EMS officials pronounced her dead at the scene.
Henry reportedly told responding officers that Smith killed herself. Homicide investigators, however, "believed that foul play was suspected based on their initial observations at the scene," according to Indianapolis Police.
On March 17, the Marion County Coroner’s Office determined Smith’s manner of death was homicide.
IMPD homicide detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Henry and took him into custody Nov. 23. Marion County Jail records show he was charged with murder.