At approximately 5:08 p.m. on June 18, Officers of the Kokomo Police Department were dispatched to Kokomo Beach, 508 W. Park Ave. in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers located a juvenile male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital and later flown to Indianapolis for further treatment.
Deputies from the Howard County Sheriff’s Department located another juvenile male leaving the area who was in possession of a handgun. The juvenile male was detained and was later taken to the Kinsey Youth Center for Dangerous Possession of a Firearm, Level 5 Felony and Possession of a Stolen Handgun, Level 6 Felony.
As a result of the investigation, a 17 year old male was detained for Attempt Murder, and a 14 year old male was detained for Aiding, Inducing or Causing Attempt Murder. Investigators are attempting to locate a third juvenile male who is 16 years old. Howard County Circuit Court has issued a pick up order for this juvenile male for Aiding, Inducing or Causing Attempt Murder.
This case remains active for investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Captain Mike Banush at 456-7278 or the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at (765) 456-7017. You may qualify for a cash reward by calling Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS with your anonymous tip.
Remember all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.