FISHERS, Ind. (TCD) -- A 32-year-old man is in custody after allegedly following his 33-year-old ex-wife from her place of work to a gas station and fatally shooting her last week.
According to the Fishers Police Department, on June 28 shortly after 5 p.m., officers responded to the Speedway Gas Station near Allisonville Road and 116th Street, where they found a female deceased from multiple gunshot wounds inside a red Chrysler Van.
Fishers Police Detectives and evidence technicians also responded to the scene and determined the shooting "stemmed from an ongoing domestic situation."
The victim’s ex-husband, Joshua Farmer, allegedly fired bullets from a Kia Soul into the victim’s vehicle. A witness told WXIN the driver of the Kia "completely just unloaded" into the van, and "he completely emptied it."
According to WXIN, police used license plate reading cameras and learned the vehicle was registered to a woman who said she allowed Farmer to borrow the vehicle after they met on a dating app.
On the morning on the shooting, the woman allegedly met with Farmer, and they exchanged vehicles. They were supposed to switch back vehicles that evening at a Walmart in Camby, but the woman reportedly said Farmer did not show up.
According to WXIN, a few weeks before the fatal shooting, Farmer allegedly borrowed the Kia Soul and tinted the windows even though the woman didn’t give him permission.
Police reportedly tracked the Kia Soul using cameras hours before the shooting and alleged Farmer followed his ex-wife from her workplace to the gas station where he fatally shot her.
WXIN reports that police found the vehicle after Farmer sent the Kia Soul’s owner a Snapchat message stating, "planet fitness 52nd and keystone keys inside… shhh."
Inside the Kia Soul, officials reportedly found a discharged 9 mm shell casing consistent with the caliber used in the gas station shooting.
According to WIXN, police eventually located Farmer near Massachusetts and 10th Street, where his shoes were visible from behind some brush. Farmer provided a false name, but police were reportedly able to identify him because his clothes matched photographs taken from the gas station shooting and security footage.
During the investigation, Farmer’s father reportedly told police his son said he saw his ex-wife leave work on the day of the shooting. Farmer had also allegedly driven by his ex’s place of work June 6 and June 14.
Farmer allegedly told a woman he was dating that he "took care of it" in reference to his ex. However, when the woman asked what he meant by the phrase, Farmer reportedly said, "We don’t need to get into that."
On June 29, police arrested Farmer and booked him into the Hamilton County Jail on suspicion of murder. He remains held without bond. Farmer faces additional charges, including domestic battery, strangulation, pointing a firearm at another, criminal confinement, and intimidation.
According to a report obtained by WXIN, prior to the shooting, on May 21, Farmer allegedly punched and choked his ex-wife and ripped off her clothes in the presence of their three children. Farmer reportedly said, she was "going to learn today." He then allegedly pointed a gun at his ex-wife and their oldest child and asked her to choose between his life or their child’s.
On June 5, officials issued an arrest warrant for Farmer on battery-related charges. WXIN reports that Noblesville Police were actively searching for Farmer, but he had been evading arrest.