INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD and Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana are asking for the public’s help to solve a homicide of an innocent man killed in February.
According to police, 21-year-old Taylor Jay Miller died when he was shot on February 15 on Somerset Avenue. A witness told police said she saw Miller bleeding outside next to a pickup truck before he was taken to the hospital.
“I mean there’s a hole in my heart. I’m sad every day,” said the mother of Taylor Miller.
Taylor Miller’s mother says her son was killed working as a contractor with his uncle and responded to a repair job in the neighborhood when the pair were ambushed next to their work truck.
“That’s all I know. I don’t know anything more than he was shot taken to the hospital. He lived two and a half hours and he was dead,” said the mother who asked we not use her name.
Taylor’s mother said her son lived in Tipton with his fiancée and she doesn’t understand why he was killed.
“He was a country boy. He didn’t cause any problems. This shouldn’t have happened to him,” said the mother.
Two people were seen running away from the crime scene, according to neighbors, but no arrests have been made.
If you know anything, contact IMPD Homicide Detective Lottie Patrick at 317-327-3475 or Lottie.Patrick@indy.gov.
A reward of up to $1,000 is available if a tip that leads to an arrest is made through Crime Stoppers. You can call them anonymously at 317-262-TIPS (8477) or 800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also report through the Crime Stoppers website.
Friends and family say they are willing to match the Crime Stoppers reward. The family is also working on a GoFundMe to raise additional reward money as well.