INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Police in Indiana are looking for two men who robbed then shot a couple as their 6-year-old son hid nearby. The mother died, and the father is now in the hospital.
Family friend Andrew Yutzy says 40-year-old Wilma Hochstetler spent her last night on Earth helping her husband, Jonathan Hochstetler. On Thursday, she drove to Indianapolis with their youngest child, age 6, to bring him a new trailer tire then stayed to help him fix broken lights.
“At that time, two individuals walked up on them. Wilma saw them coming and yelled to Jonathan, but it was too late. They robbed them of Wilma’s phone and both of their wallets and were walking away, and they turned around and came back and just point-blank shot Wilma and then Jonathan,” Yutzy said.
Their 6-year-old son was hiding in the truck.
After the suspects fled, Jonathan Hochstetler, who had been struck in the neck and critically injured, told the boy to get his phone. The 6-year-old grabbed it and gave it to his father, so he could call 911.