Police have caught the sought suspect in an Indiana shooting that left two people injured, including a youngster, after he shot himself, according to officials.
According to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s office, Robbie Perez, 35, of Columbus, was detained and charged with two charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Perez was sought after in relation to a shooting that took place in Hope, Indiana, late on Thursday night.
At 11:25 p.m., a shooting call at a residence prompted the arrival of deputies from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office and police officers from the Hope Police Department. Thursday evening. There, they discovered a young boy with gunshot wounds and a wounded 36-year-old man. The child, who was previously listed by the police as being two, is actually three years old.
Chris Lane, the sheriff, named Perez as a suspect. Friday morning, the sheriff reported that Perez was wanted, armed, and dangerous.
about 10:49 a.m. According to Lane, on Friday in Johnson County, the silver Chevrolet HHR that Perez is claimed to have been operating was seen traveling west on East King Street close to the intersection with Interstate 65.
The car was found by Franklin police officers, who then made an effort to stop it. According to Franklin Police Captain Scott Carter and the Daily Journal, police were aware of the vehicle’s make, model, and license plate number and had observed it operating in the downtown area.
Officers from Franklin pursued the suspect until, according to Carter, there were sufficient numbers of police cars present to help with a traffic stop.
When police attempted to pull over the vehicle, it did not stop, and cops pursued it north at a slow pace between 40 and 50 mph. According to the Daily Journal, police used stop sticks to put an end to the pursuit just north of the intersection of Hurricane Road and Earlywood Drive/East County Road 300 North.
After that, Perez was arrested. According to investigators, the suspect looked to have shot himself at some point.
A firearm was found inside the car by the crime scene technicians.
Initial inquiry indicated that a family conflict may have been the cause of the shooting. According to further inquiry, the shooting event was the result of what the sheriff referred to as a “long-term feud” between the brother of the victim, George Perez, Jr., age 36, and the alleged shooter Robbie Perez.
George Perez has since been released from the hospital, according to police.
The 3-year-old victim, George’s son, remains in the hospital in critical condition, the sheriff said.