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Shooting critically injures one

Last Updated on May 19, 2022 by Cass County Sheriff's Department

UPDATE from Cass County Sheriff’s Department as of 8:02 p.m. May 17, 2022

A cooperative investigation involving the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Logansport Police Department, Indiana State Police, Indiana Conservation Officers, Cass County Prosecutor’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old male from Logansport, Indiana.

Multiple leaders from the public and interagency investigative efforts resulted in this arrest.

“This is a tragedy for several families and the community. I am proud of every officer involved in solving this case. Their dedication in keeping our citizens safe is unwavering,” added Sheriff Ed Schroder.

Because of the age of the victim and suspect, no names will be released.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should contact the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at 574-753-6293.

UPDATE from Cass County Sheriff’s Department as of 7:55 a.m. May 14, 2022

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance identifying individuals who may have been involved in a shooting that occurred at France Park shortly before midnight on May 13, 2022.

The four individuals are described as a young Hispanic male, a Caucasian male with a beard and wearing a red shirt, and two females. The described individuals may have been in a black pickup truck. The individual described as having a beard and red top may have been in the bed of the truck at some point in the evening.

Anyone having information about the identify of these persons or having any other information related to the shooting should contact the Cass County Sheriff’s Department.

PRESS RELEASE from Cass County Sheriff’s Department issued at 4:58 a.m. May 14, 2022:

On Friday, May 13, 2022, at approximately 11:27 p.m., Cass County Central Dispatch received a call of a shooting at France Park.

Preliminary investigation found an altercation between several individuals had occurred on the beach of the swimming lake at France Park, a Cass County recreation area. During the altercation, a juvenile male from Kokomo, IN was shot in the chest. The victim received life threatening injuries and was flown via medical helicopter to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

The unknown suspect was believed to have exited the park in a dark pickup truck.

Assisting agencies were the Indiana State Police, Logansport Police Department, Cass County Emergency Medical Services and Cass County Fire District 1.

This incident is still under investigation by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with additional information or knowledge of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Joe Nies at 574-753-6293.

No further information is available at this time.

SOURCE: News release from Cass County Sheriff’s Department