3 dead in northeast side apartment; infant found alive in bedroom

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to an apartment complex on the city’s northeast side after three bodies were found Friday morning. An infant was also found alive in the apartment, police say.

IMPD confirmed the three bodies were found in an apartment in the 3400 block of Admar Court around 7:15 a.m. That’s near Binford Boulevard at the Lodge Apartments.

Police say that someone called officers to check on a person. The caller said they heard gunshots an hour before calling police. Police found 52-year-old Lisa Woods, 23-year-old Takara Coleman and 25-year-old Cameron Baker dead inside the apartment.

The 18-month-old female baby girl was found asleep on a bed. She was taken by Child Protective Services to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health to be checked out, but police say she wasn’t harmed.

According to police, Lisa Woods, left her own apartment in the morning, and was headed to work but she never made it out of the building.

“I know we see (crime) all time, true enough, but you never think it will happen to you,” said Beverly Morris, Woods’ aunt. “And especially for a woman that was just going to work, coming down the stairs, go to her car, and then we never saw her again.”

Morris described Woods as a caring and supportive person. She said she was the person they would lean on in tough times, now they have to lean on each other. “(She) just loves her family and we love her and we’re going to miss her dearly,” she said.

Officers located two victims dead on a coach in the front room. The third victim was found in a back bedroom. Police also say a one-year-old was found alive and still asleep. The child is expected to be OK.

IMPD information officer Major Richard Riddle said that every time there is a shooting where an infant is involved, it’s horrible for the child.

“We pray that child slept through the incident and didn’t have to see that violence,” Riddle said.

24-Hour News 8 talked to Coleman’s family a cousin for Takara made an emotional plea for the suspects or suspect to turn themselves in.

“Whoever did this needs to step forward, you will get caught, in the name of Jesus,” said Takara’s cousin Keidra Hedrick.

No suspect information was known as of Friday morning.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.

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