Man arrested, accused of using hammer in woman’s death

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police in Indianapolis say they have arrested a man after a woman was found dead on the city’s northwest side late Sunday night. 

Homicide detectives arrested 38-year-old Chad Gilman of Indianapolis. He has been preliminarily charged with murder.

Police were called to the scene in the 4600 block of Lynnfield Road around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Callers told police a man was outside the apartments screaming that his girlfriend was dead. The woman’s boyfriend also called 911. He was taken in for police questioning as a person of interest.

Police said Sunday night the victim had signs of trauma on her body.

Detectives say Gilman is accused of hitting the victim with a hammer during a dispute between the two. Police haven’t said if Gilman is the victim’s boyfriend.

Gilman was taken to the Arrestee Processing Center. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make a final charging decision. The woman’s name has not yet been released. 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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