Ex-wife shoots and kills former husband

Brittni Martin

Brittni Martin

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Police are investigating why a woman shot and killed her ex-husband just after midnight.

Officers were called to the 7200 block of East 13th Street and found 40-year-old Jack Martin dead inside the home upon arrival. He suffered at least one gunshot wound.

Homicide detectives quickly determined the suspect was the man’s ex-wife, 36-year-old Brittni Martin of Indianapolis. She was arrested on a preliminary charge of murder.

Police say they believe the couple’s relationship may have experienced domestic abuse. IMPD would like to remind anyone suffering from domestic abuse that help is available.¬†Anyone in an abusive relationship is urged to call Connect to Help at 211 to be connected to an advocate or 9-1-1 if it is an emergency.

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