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IMPD arrests man for alleged role in deadly downtown stabbing

The coroner's office identified the woman stabbed as 24-year-old Taylor George.

INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD arrested a 43-year-old man Sunday for his alleged role in a deadly stabbing in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday.

Agripino Rivera was identified as a potential suspect in the stabbing death of 24-year-old Taylor George in the War Memorial Park area.

Officers responded to the area of 300 North Meridian Street, near West New York Street, around 5 p.m. on May 19 on a report of a disturbance. Around the same time, another call came into dispatchers about a possible fight in the same location. 

Officers found George, who had sustained injuries consistent with being stabbed. A bystander and an IMPD officer provided first aid. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where she died a short time later.

Police said George's death was the 82nd homicide in Indianapolis this year.

IMPD said Sunday that bystanders told police Rivera ran from the scene. 

Homicide detectives responded to the scene and spoke with "multiple cooperative witnesses" and reviewed video footage. Detectives identified the 43-year-old Rivera as a potential suspect. On Sunday, IMPD officers and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force located River and detained him.

Rivera was then arrested by homicide detectives on a preliminary charge of murder.

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office will make final charging decisions in the case.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is urged to contact IMPD Homicide Det. David Miller at 317-327-3475 or by email at David.Miller@indy.gov. Anonymous tips can also be called in to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.


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