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Two arrested following reports of shots fired

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Two Kokomo residents have been arrested after shots were fired from a black Chrysler 300 early Sunday morning.

On Nov. 17, officers of the Kokomo Police Department and the Howard County Sheriff Department heard shots fired in the area of Superior and Main streets. K9 Officer Ryan Shuey responded to the area and heard several shots fired. Information provided to officers indicated that the shots were being fired from a black vehicle.

Officer Shuey observed a black 2010 Chrysler 300 pull out onto Sycamore Street. Officers of the Kokomo Police Department, Howard County Sheriff Department, and the Indiana State Police conducted a traffic stop at Sycamore and Union streets.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Phoenix Taylor Flint, 25, of Kokomo. The front-seat passenger was identified as Darius W. Block, 26, of Kokomo. As a result of this investigation, officers located two firearms inside the vehicle.

Both individuals were arrested:

Phoenix T. Flint: carrying a handgun without a permit (class A misdemeanor) and aiding, inducing, causing criminal recklessness (level 6 felony)

Darius W. Bloch: criminal recklessness (level 6 felony) and carrying a firearm without a permit (class A Misdemeanor).

Both individuals were transported to the Howard County Criminal Justice Center without incident. No injuries were reported. This case remains active for investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at 765-456-7017. Those with information may qualify for a cash reward by calling Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS with an anonymous tip.