Indiana police arrest teen suspect in sniper shootings

| Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Indiana State Police arrested a 17-year-old Tuesday afternoon as a suspect in the sniper shootings in southern and northeastern Indiana, according to the Associated Press.

One man was killed and another was injured in sniper attacks on four vehicles on Sunday, investigators told reporters during a press conference Monday evening, July 24.

One of the vehicles was a tractor-trailer that was hit in the windshield and door. The driver was not injured.

The attacks occurred about 100 miles apart on Interstates 65 and 69.

The AP reported that the male teen faces preliminary charges of murder, attempted murder and criminal recklessness.

The FBI joined the investigation Monday. Investigators recovered bullets and other forensic evidence and are reviewing video surveillance tapes from businesses near the shooting sites.

Indiana police also consulted with authorities in Columbus, OH, where a sniper killed one person in a series of highway shootings two years ago.

That shooter, Charles McCoy, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 27 years in prison.

– By Reed Black, staff writer