Man wanted for shooting of ex-wife outside Kindercare caught in Kentucky

(WKYT photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The man wanted for shooting a woman outside of a Kindercare was arrested in Lexington, Ky. Wednesday night.

CBS affiliate WKYT says Christopher Justice, 33, turned himself in at a local police station in Lexington after persuaded by IMPD detectives and Lexington officials.

“The community played a very critical role in providing information, additional pressure to get Mr. Justice to turn himself in, so this was a collaborative effort of our homicide detectives, violent crimes detectives, police officers on the street and the community,” Sergeant Kendale Adams with IMPD said. “It brings some amount of closure knowing that we’ve got who we believe is responsible for the shooting. Obviously now, there are a lot of other steps that must be completed but this was a major hurdle to have jumped over.”

Justice has been accused of shooting his ex-wife outside of a Kindercare on the city’s northwest side Tuesday morning after she had just dropped off her two children.

Officials say Justice fled the scene in a 2006 Black Ford Fusion.

The woman was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital in critical condition. No children were hurt.

According to police reports, Justice has been under investigation before for violence against his ex-wife. In 2008, Justice was accused of violating a protective order against his wife, after she moved into a domestic shelter. In 2007, police say Justice threaten to kill his ex-wife after she took photos documenting his abuse.

IMPD officials say they will be heading to Kentucky begin the process of bringing him back to Indianapolis in the next few days. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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