Two teenage brothers arrested in Indianapolis shooting

Officers at the scene near Guilford Ave.
Indianapolis Metro Police have arrested two teenage brothers in connection with a shooting Thursday afternoon that injured an 89-year-old woman.

Shaun White, 19, and a 17-year-old juvenile were arrested on a preliminary charge of attempted murder.

It happened in the 3300 block of Guilford Ave. on Thursday. Police spent hours searching the area following the shooting.

Sally Lisenby, 89, was shot in the arm. Police describe her as an "innocent victim" who may have been sitting outside in the area of 34th and Carrollton when she was struck. The woman was taken to Eskenazi Health in stable condition.

Detectives believe that a third person may have been involved, but they have not been able to identify that person. Police believe the third person may have been arguing with the two brothers, which prompted the shooting.

IMPD says shots were fired at an officer who responded to the scene. A responding officer says as he exited his vehicle, the suspect fired a shot at the officer. The officers did not return fire and was not injured in the incident.

A relative of the shooting victim spoke to WTHR Thursday.

"She's in a lot of pain. Arm is swollen. She is sedated. I think she's more traumatized than anything - and shock," said Lisenby's great granddaughter Terri Wells. "I don't think they're going to take the bullet out because of where it's lodged. She was shot in the arm. The back of her arm is where the bullet is, that's where it was swollen. It would do her more harm to take the bullet out. So as of today, they're going to leave it there right now."

Wells says Lisenby was like a mother to the neighborhood where she's lived for 50 years, sometimes making meals and helping others in need. Police say it's possible Lisenby was caught in the crossfire between others who were firing at each other.

Several police units responded to the scene in the area of Fairfield and College Avenue, as well as 34th and Carrollton. Officers armed with rifles set up a perimeter and searched for the suspects, eventually detaining one man who had a graze wound on his arm. That man was taken to Eskenazi Health, then to the IMPD Homicide office for questioning.

Around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, officers with the IMPD SWAT team entered a home in the 3400 block of Guilford Avenue with search dogs. Police later say they found a gun in that residence.

Anyone with information is urged to call IMPD detectives at 317-327-3475. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call Crime Stoppers of Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477). Callers can also text "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274637(CRIMES).