Indianapolis police are looking for two armed men. They shot and killed a family of four in an armed robbery, killed her husband, and left their six-year-old son to seek help.
Wilma Hochstetler, 40, died after being attacked on a roadside west of the city with her husband Jonathan on Thursday night.
This devout religious couple owns a roofing company in Bloomfield, 80 miles southwest of Indianapolis.
Wilma Hochstetler, who took a photo with her husband Jonathan and their four children, died on Thursday
When armed robbers attacked on Thursday night, the two were working to repair pneumatic tires.
They stole the wallet and Wilma’s phone, then the robber turned and left and shot
Jonathan had a burst tire and damaged the trailer lights, but he didn’t have a job to drive home.
Then Wilma drove his six-year-old son Braden from their home to Indianapolis to help him.
When the couple were repairing the tires, at 1:50 in the morning, two men approached and took guns at Wilma and Jonathan, taking Wilma’s phone and two wallets.
The gunman turned and walked away, but turned and shot them, killing Wilma and shooting Jonathan in the neck.
Breton, shrinking into the truck, then managed to find the cell phone and dial 911.
Wilma and Jonathan Hochstetler met through a church youth group
Jonathan’s father, Samuel Hochstetler, said that his son had two surgical operations and needed three vertebrae fusions and a feeding tube.
He felt lucky that he was not paralyzed.
Samuel said: “He said I was totally at peace, I was comfortable, and I was inspired.”
He said I was not angry with those men.
Samuel said that he also forgiven the two who attacked them.
He told Fox News 59: “I forgive these two murderers.”
Income will only increase violence.
‘My inner desire for them is that they will repent and fall before the Lord Jesus, begging for mercy for their souls.
Jesus hopes to give them a new heart and a new spirit.
Indiana police are still looking for the two gunmen, and Jonathan says he forgives the two gunmen
Wilma left with four children-Melissa (Melissa), 16-year-old Abigail (Abigail), 14-year-old Kendra (Kendra), 10-year-old and six-year-old Brandon (Bradon).
Family friend Andrew Yutzy told WIS News that the two are childhood sweethearts and lead a happy family life.
He said: “They live in the same church, the same youth group, I think they are both shy people.”
‘Two shy people met and fell in love.
“They have always been smiling people. Literally, they will take off their shirts whenever it helps.”