Hope Indiana Shooting – The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department has made available new details regarding a shooting that occurred in Hope on June 1st, 2023, and the subsequent capture of the culprit by the Franklin police department the following day. On Friday at 10:49 a.m., sheriff’s deputies in Johnson County were told that a silver Chevrolet HHR driven by Robbie Perez, 35, of Columbus, a suspect in a shooting that took place in Hope and included his brother, 36, and his nephew, 3, was seen heading westbound on East King Street near I-65 in Johnson County.
Hope Indiana Shooting
According to Sergeant Dane Duke, a spokesman for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, the Franklin Police Department was successful in locating the car and made an attempt to bring it to a stop. After a brief foot pursuit, Robbie Perez was eventually apprehended while being pursued by police in a car. At the conclusion of the chase, it was discovered that Robbie Perez had shot himself in the chin, causing him to suffer from a self-inflicted gun wound.
He was taken by ambulance to Eskenazi Hospital in order to be evaluated and treated there. Crime scene investigators analyzed the vehicle, and throughout the course of their investigation, they discovered a handgun concealed inside the vehicle. At this point, the investigation has found that the family conflict that culminated in the shooting was centered around a long-term animosity between Robbie Perez and George Perez Jr., who was the victim; the two are brothers.
Suspect arrested by authorities
The feud lasted for 36 years. According to Duke, George Perez Jr. has been discharged from the hospital recently. The boy that was injured, George Perez Jr.’s son, was just three years old and in the hospital in critical condition, Duke said. Robbie Perez is currently being held on two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to Duke. This study is in its early stages. Unless a person is proven guilty in court, they are all presumed innocent.
The Hope Police Department, Indiana State Police, Columbus, Franklin, and Shelbyville Police Departments, Columbus Regional Hospital EMS, Hope Volunteer Fire Department, and Rush County Sheriff’s Office all provided assistance.
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