Mother, young child caught in crossfire of gas station shootout

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A mother and her young baby were caught in the crossfire after a shooting broke out at a gas station.

The shooting happened Tuesday in the 2900 block of East 38th Street and later led to an ambulance crashing.

It started off routine. Kaycie Glenn pulls up to a Clark gas station. She gets out of her car. Next, there was a quick turn of events. Glenn happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

“As soon as I got out the car, I didn’t even have a chance to shut my door yet and I just heard gunshots. I felt myself get shot on the side,” said Glenn.

Bullets grazed Glenn on the neck, shoulder and chest; more than 40 fragments altogether.

“At first they thought I had bullets in me because of how bad I was bleeding,” said Glenn.

But Glenn wasn’t concerned about herself. Her one-year-old son was in the backseat.

“So I jumped in the backseat and flipped his car seat upside down and layed over him. Because they started shooting again,” said Glenn.

When the gunfire stopped, Glenn took off down the road until seeing a police officer. She was then taken to Eskenazi Hospital.

“I was just wondering ‘am I going die today?’ and I just kept praying to God, please don’t take me from my baby, not today,” said Glenn.

Her life was spared, and police arrested 21-year-old Trevell Patton, who faces a preliminary charge of aggravated battery.

“Y’all just shooting in broad day light. Like that and there’s innocent people here, my son, one-year-old. He had to experience his mother getting shot in front of him,” said Glenn.

31-year-old Lavon Beverly was also shot. He was taken to an area hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery.

IMPD is still searching for a person of interest for questioning. If you have any information, contact Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.

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