Brittany Alexander

Man Arrested After Woman Fatally Shot

Officers See Man Toss Handgun

POSTED: 6:26 am EDT June 29, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS -- A man was arrested Saturday night, minutes after a woman was found fatally shot on Indianapolis' north side.

Police were called to 3301 N. Orchard Ave. at about 6:50 p.m. As they arrived, they saw a man, identified as Walter Hawkins, 26, coming from the direction of the home.

"They saw him throw a weapon. He was immediately detained at that time," said Indianapolis Metro police Sgt. Matt Mount.

Police said the woman, Brittany Alexander, 20, was found dead in the home. Officers said the victim did not live at the home but might have been staying with a friend.

Police arrested Hawkins on a murder charge. Investigators said they don't have a motive in the shooting.


July 1, 2008

Brittany J. Alexander 20, Indianapolis, IN, died June 28, 2008. Brittany was a Home Health Aide with QRL. She was known for her caring and outgoing personality. She is survived by her mother and step father, Vickie and David Knight; step brothers, Nicholas and Christopher Knight; half brother, Brian Joseph Alexander and grandparents, Wayne and Patricia Bowers. Services will be private. Burial will be in Washington Park East Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Brittany may be made to Community Health Network Foundation. Online condolences may be made at


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