One man was flown via helicopter to an area trauma center this morning after suffering a gunshot wound to the upper arm.
Around 7:43 a.m. this morning, Howard County Sheriff's Dept. deputies were dispatched to the 2600 block South of 600 East in reference to a possible shooting that just had occurred. At the time of dispatch, it was unknown if anyone had been shot, the locations of the potential victim(s), and/or the shooter(s) location.
Approximately three minutes later, the first deputy arrived on the scene and began investigating. A preliminary investigation revealed that two male subjects were involved in an argument at the residence prior to one male being shot. The injured subject was reported to have walked away from the residence to the north, and his condition and location were unknown.
Moments later, the responding deputy located a male subject laying on the ground approximately 350 feet north of the residence. The male subject was unconscious and unresponsive with heavy bleeding from his upper torso area. Upon the arrival of the second deputy, it was determined that the subject had sustained a gunshot wound to the upper arm. Deputies applied a tourniquet to the subject to control the bleeding until medics arrived on the scene.
The victim was transported to Community Howard Regional Health by ambulance before being flown via helicopter to an area trauma center. The suspect in the shooting was taken into custody on the scene and transported to the Howard County Criminal Justice Center. This investigation remains active, and all names will be withheld until the investigation is complete. An updated press release will be issued at a later time with the names of those involved, the status of the victim when it is known, and any criminal charges that may result. Anyone with information is asked to contact Captain Greg Hargrove at 765-456-2031.