INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 24, 2015) - The Marion County Coroner’s Office released the cause of death after two people died in a shooting Saturday.
Joshua Riggins, 28, died of multiple instances of blunt force trauma and Tamara Sword, 32, died of a gun shot wound to the chest.
Police say both of them were caught in the crossfire during a gun battle at the Phillips 66 gas station in the 3800 block of Lafayette Road early Saturday morning and were scrambling to dodge the gun fire.
Surveillance video shows Riggins was on the ground in front of Sword’s car when gun fire rang out. Sword got inside her car to escape the gunfire, but moments later the car rolled over Riggins. Sword was found behind the wheel suffering from a gun shot wound to the chest. She was taken to the hospital, but died shortly after arriving. Joshua Riggins was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The cause of death will probably be ruled accidental. There’s nothing to indicate that she intended to run over (Riggins) our second victim in this incident," said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Lieutenant Richard Riddle.
Police are still searching for suspects. Call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS . A $16,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to a conviction.