Yesterday evening a 19-year-old Gas City woman was killed with a gun while driving in the area of Mason Blvd. and Baldwin Ave.
The victim has been identified as Annalysa Nikole McMillan, according to Marion Police Department Chief Angela Haley.
Charged was twenty-two-year-old Marion resident Austin Mark Smith, who now faces one count of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, a Level 6 Felony, and one count of reckless homicide, a Level 5 Felony.
According to Haley, the incident happened at around 5:52 p.m. when MPD officers responded to a report of an accident with injury. Upon arriving at the scene officers discovered the driver of one of the vehicles was unresponsive.
Officers immediately began resuscitation efforts until Marion General Hospital personnel arrived. During the investigation it was discovered that one round from an AR-15 style rifle had been discharged from inside the vehicle, prior to the crash, striking the driver.
The driver of the vehicle was transported to Marion General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The shooting of the driver caused a minor accident with another vehicle.
An autopsy will be conducted at the Northeast Indiana Forensic Center in Fort Wayne.
More information will be added as it comes to light.