Kokomo Shooting Leaves One Dead, One Injured

At approximately 4:42 a.m. Sunday, Officers of the Kokomo Police Department were dispatched to the area of Fisher and N. Washington Street in regards to a shooting. Subsequently, Investigators learned that an altercation took place after a hit and run accident occurred at The Country Palace (2011 N Market St, Kokomo).

Officers learned that the altercation continued on, involving several individuals on a property in the 2400 block of N Washington Street. The suspect, identified as Daniel R. Bray Jr., 34, of Kokomo, brandished a firearm and fired a single shot striking two subjects. The two shooting victims were identified as Cody Kuefner, 23, of Kokomo and James D. Conwell, 34, of Kokomo. Conwell was treated by medical professionals for his injuries at St. Vincent Hospital of Kokomo. Kuefner was pronounced deceased at St. Vincent hospital of Kokomo at approximately 5:22 a.m.

Bray was arrested and charged with  Voluntary Manslaughter I.C. 35-42-1-3: Level 2 Felony, Reckless Homicide I.C. 35-42-1-5: Level 5 Felony, Criminal Recklessness I.C. 35-42-2-2(b)(1)(a): Level 6 Felony, and Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated with a BAC of .15 or more: Class A misdemeanor and transported to the Howard County Jail without further incident.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, September 27, at Community Howard Regional Health hospital under the direction of the Howard County Coroner’s Office.

This case remains active for investigation by the Kokomo Police Department and the Howard County Coroner’s Office.  Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Dustin Spicer #391 (765) 456-7369 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.