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Man convicted of attempted murder after shooting woman with rifle

Reginald Smith was convicted of attempted murder and a slew of other charges for shooting a woman with a rifle back in June 2020.
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INDIANAPOLIS — A man was convicted of attempted murder and other charges  for shooting a woman with a rifle on the near east side last year. Reginald Smith was also convicted of aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer in the June 2020 attack. 

The woman suffered paralysis to her lower body for about nine months as a result of injuries from the assault. 

On the day of the shooting, officers said they were called to the intersection of Tallman and Roosevelt Avenues. 

Credit: Marion County Prosecutor's Office

Officers found a woman shot in the lower back along with a spent rifle cartridge.

A witness, who was with the victim at the time of the shooting, told detectives Smith and the victim were arguing. Smith then approached the victim and shot her with a rifle at close range.

A sentencing hearing has been set for April 21.