McCordsville man arrested in connection with shooting

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Officials have arrested Mohammed Tabanja in connection with a Friday morning shooting in McCordsville. The isolated incident sent a 34 year old woman to the hospital.

MCCORDSVILLE – Officials with the McCordsville Police Department (MPD) say they have arrested Mohammed Tabanja, 39, McCordsville in connection with a Friday morning shooting of a 34 year old female.

The MPD was called to a residence in the 6100 block of West Redhawk Station in McCordsville around 8:10 a.m. Friday,  Nov. 17 with reports of a person being shot.

Officers arrived at the residence and provided first aid to a woman who they say was shot in the leg. The victim was transported by officials from the Vernon Township Fire Department to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis with non-life threatening injuries. She has since been released from the hospital, officials said.

Tabanja was arrested at the residence and transported to the Hancock County Jail on a preliminary charge of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon. Final charges however, will be determined by the Hancock County
Prosecutor’s Office who will review the case. According to arrest records Tabanja is scheduled to make an initial appearance in a Hancock County Court Monday, but the prosecutor’s office will determine if that happens.

Officials from the MPD say this was an isolated incident, and there was never a threat to the public. Even though an arrest was made, the investigation into the shooting is ongoing, officials said.

Officials with the MPD thanked the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, Fortville Police Department, Vernon Township Fire Department, and the Hancock County 911 Center for ther assistance.

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Officials with the McCordsville Police Department (MPD) are investigating an early Friday morning shooting that sent a woman to an Indianapolis hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sergeant Aaron Watts of the MPD said this was an isolated incident and the community is not in any danger. The shooting took place shortly after 8. a.m. Friday morning in the 6100 block of Redhawk Station in McCordsville. Officials noted the home is located in the Highland Springs neighborhood.

Watt also noted the neighborhood is near CR 100N and CR 600W.

The woman, who has been identified as being 34 years old, was shot in her home, Watt said in the release. She was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis with non-life-threatening injuries. Officials did not release any other details about the shooting at this time. Watt noted that’s because the investigation is ongoing and said they will update the community with more information when they are able.