According to a Kokomo Police Department release, an altercation resulted in a local 18 year old sustaining a non-fatal gunshot wound yesterday.

On August 8, at approximately 8:45 p.m., officers of the KPD were dispatched to St. Vincent Hospital of Kokomo regarding a male patient being dropped off. The patient was suffering from a single gunshot wound to his chest and upper arm.

Investigators spoke with the victim who was identified as 18-year-old Matthew Taylor of Kokomo. Taylor told investigators that he and a friend, identified as 18-year-old Kaden Boston of Kokomo, were in the 400 block of South Washington Street when they were approached by two juvenile males. An altercation ensued. During the altercation, Taylor sustained a gunshot wound to his chestupper arm.

Taylor underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition at the time of the release.

This case remains active for investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Chad Rodgers at (765) 456-7350, or the Kokomo Police Hotline at (765) 456-7017. You may qualify for a cash reward by calling Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS with your anonymous tip.