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
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
That shooter, Charles McCoy, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 27
years in prison.
– By Reed Black, staff writer