Arrest made in crash that killed 7-month-old boy

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) –Indianapolis Metropolitan Police made an arrest in a hit and-run-that killed a 7-month-old boy.

Gary Shinnamon II is now in jail, facing three felony charges. Shinnamon, 30, is from Indianapolis. He turned himself in Thursday, a little less than two days after the fatal crash on 38th Street near I-65.

Police say he was driving when his car hit the back of a car carrying a family five Tuesday night, then ran from the scene. When the family’s car was hit, the baby was thrown and later died at the hospital. The investigation revealed the baby was not buckled into his car seat.

Now 24-Hour News 8 has learned Shinnamon was driving on a suspended license. A check of his criminal history showed many driving violations. In 2010 alone, he was cited four different times for charges including speeding and not wearing a seat belt.

Now, he faces preliminary felony charges for failure to stop at an accident resulting in death and two counts of driving on a suspended license. These charges could change after the prosecutor’s office reviews the case.

After the crash Thursday night, police said a second man was with Shinnamon and both ran. So far, only Shinnamon turned himself in. As for that second man, police haven’t said if they know who he is yet or what, if any, charges he will face.

Stay with WISH-TV for developments.

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