An Indianapolis private security guard has been charged with murder after the shooting death of a woman last week.
Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears announced the charges against Melvin Hall Tuesday in a statement.
“The murder of Naytasia Williams is tragic and deeply upsetting," Mears said. “The prosecutor’s office intends to seek justice on behalf of Ms. Williams and her family.”
Hall is accused of shooting Naytasia Williams on Aug. 28 after an argument between Williams and another individual at an apartment complex in the 4100 block of N. Brentwood Drive, on the city's far east side.
According to witnesses, Hall allegedly drew a firearm and fired three shots at Williams without warning as she sat behind the wheel of her idling car. The witnesses told investigators Williams left the car after being shot and collapsed to the ground. An autopsy report shows she suffered three gunshot wounds.
In an email statement, Indianapolis Police Department Chief Randal Taylor applauded the quick work.
“I would like to thank the IMPD Homicide Unit and our East District patrol officers for investigating the tragic death of Nataysia Williams quickly and with professionalism,” Taylor said.
A trial date has not yet been set.