INDIANAPOLIS — Authorities announced Friday that a man has been arrested on charges that he was the gunman who shot a pregnant bank teller, causing her to later lose her twins.
Detectives arrested Brian Kendrick, 29, on several charges, including attempted murder and two counts of feticide, for the April 22 shooting during the robbery of a Huntington Bank branch on the city's east side, police said.
Katherin Shuffield, 30, was five months pregnant when she shot in the abdomen as the gunman jumped over the teller's station and fired just after the bank had opened for the day. Two days after the shooting, Shuffield lost her twin girls.
Police also arrested Aaron Stewart, 28, on conspiracy to commit robbery charges for helping Kendrick.
Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi said both men were jailed under a 72-hour hold and he expected his office to file formal charges against them on Monday.
Current Indiana law allows prosecutors to charge people with murder in cases where a fetus dies, but only if the mother is at least seven months pregnant.
Kendrick would face a possible prison sentence of 20 years to 50 years if convicted of attempted murder. The feticide charges each carry possible sentences of two years to eight years.
Police said detectives got new tips on the case last week and brought Stewart in for questioning, during which he implicated Kendrick. Police said that Kendrick did not make a statement about the robbery and shooting.
Deputy Police Chief William Benjamin said more than 400 officers worked the case.
"We did not leave a tip unturned," he said.
No other people are being actively sought in the case, although a search continues for the gun used in the shooting, police said.