Man accused in downtown crime spree dies

Michael Morris is taken into police custody Wednesday, August 26, 2015. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The man accused in a downtown crime spree this week has died, the Marion County Coroner’s Office confirmed Friday.

Michael Morris was arrested Wednesday morning after police say he stabbed a woman and then hit and number of pedestrians at multiple locations downtown. Police say the woman he stabbed was his wife and that the two were house-sitting at the time. They also said Morris became violent after consuming illegal drugs.

After the hit-and-runs, which left a number of people hurt, one seriously, Morris was arrested on preliminary charges of leaving the scene of an accident causing serious bodily injury.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office says Morris died at 10 p.m. Thursday from apparent suicide. The Marion County Sheriff’s Department said Morris was found unresponsive inside his cell.

The sheriff’s department says no foul play is suspected.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department will investigate the case.

He was scheduled to appear in court next Monday.

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