*UPDATE – Arrest Made* I-465 Road Rage Incident led to a Person Being Shot

UPDATE: Indiana State Police Detectives have arrested a New Palestine man for his alleged involvement in a road rage shooting on I-465 May 21, 2023. 52 year old Stephen Uppfalt turned himself into troopers at the Indiana State Police Post June 10, 2022 after learning warrants had been issued for his arrest.

Indiana State Police Detectives identified Uppfalt as a suspect in this case, and through investigative measures built probable cause to apply for search warrants and subsequently arrest warrants. A Marion County Judge issued warrants on the charges of:

Attempted Murder – Level 1 Felony
Battery with a Deadly Weapon – Level 5 Felony
Criminal Recklessness – Level 5 Felony
Since an arrest has been made, any inquiries for information about this case should be forwarded to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. All crimes mentioned are alleged and all suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Original Release Below

Indianapolis, IN – Indiana State Troopers are investigating a road rage incident that led to gunfire on I-465 near Brookville Road. At 4:15 this afternoon, Indiana State Police Dispatchers received a 911 call reporting a person inside a vehicle being shot. The victim was the driver of a white Kia and had exited the interstate before other occupants in the car called 911. When troopers arrived with the victim they found a 19 year old man with an injury consistent with a gunshot wound. The victim was originally the driver of the Kia, however after the shooting another person in the vehicle got into the driver’s seat to drive to the hospital. First responders were able to get to the Kia before it arrived at a hospital. There were no other injuries reported by anyone inside the Kia. The victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.

Preliminary investigation determined the driver of the Kia was getting onto I-465 when another vehicle pulled along side him, the driver was yelling out the window and swerving toward his vehicle. At some point during the confrontation the driver of the other vehicle allegedly fired several shots toward the Kia, striking the driver at least once.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Indiana State Police or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS). Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. This release may be updated as more information becomes available. Information given via Crime Stoppers should be considered anonymous.

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