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.
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.