On June 8, 2018, Annastaisha Leslie Sandlin was walking back from a friend’s place when she was hit by a silver SUV on Shelby Street near Standish Avenue, traveling southbound. The driver behind the wheel, 20-year old Omar Lopez, fled the scene of the crime and eventually ditched the vehicle near Madison Avenue and Bacon Street.
Lopez was apprehended by a witness of the crash, who followed Lopez until he climbed a barbed wire fence and got away. On Tuesday, June 12, an official warrant was put out for Lopez’s arrest for leaving the scene of an accident that caused death to a person.
Sandlin, a 50-year old resident of Indianapolis, was killed during the hit-and-run accident near the University of Indianapolis. The law offices of Stewart & Stewart have taken on the case on behalf of the Sandlin family.