Woman killed in Kokomo shooting, man found duct taped in bathtub

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KOKOMO, Ind. -- A woman is dead after being shot in Kokomo, according to the Kokomo Police Department.

At around 6:35 p.m. Monday, police were called to the 700 block of South Courtland Avenue Monday on reports of shots fired.

Officers arrived to find a woman -- later identified as 25-year-old Lashay R. Young-Beard -- dead with apparent gunshot wounds in the backyard of a residence.

Lashay R. Young-Beard

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According to police, as officers were clearing the scene, a 24-year-old male victim was found in the bathtub of the home.

The victim was reportedly had duct tape on his mouth and binding his wrists and ankles.

The man told investigators that he had been confined at that residence for 11 days by people known to him and Young-Beard.

He told KPD that he had been confined, beaten and burned with hot water at the home over a period of several days.

The victim is currently in stable condition, according to KPD.

nyone with additional information or video surveillance in the general area of the crime scene is asked to contact Captain Michael Banush (765) 456-7278 or the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at (765) 456-7017.

Police said, you may qualify for a cash reward by calling Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS with your anonymous tip.

Scene (Photo By Logan Jung)

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