Suspect in Milan shooting surrenders to police

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Picture of suspect William A. Russell

UPDATE:  (Sept. 7, 2015)– William Russell turned himself in to police at the Ripley County Jail. He faces charges of faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery, battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a handgun without a permit.

RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. (September 5, 2015) – A manhunt is underway after an early morning shooting in Milan.

The Indiana State Police and Ripley County Sheriff’s Department responded to a shooting at DJ’s Bar on North Main Street around 3:30 a.m.

A man was transported from the bar to a Cincinnati hospital with serious injuries.

The victim was identified as 37-year-old Jonathan D. K. Smith of Moores Hill.

The suspect left the area prior to officers arriving on scene.

During the course of the investigation, detectives identified a suspect as William A. Russell, 43, of Moores Hill, Indiana.

He is 6’ 1” and 185 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Russell has not been located, and he is believed to be in the Milan or Moores Hill area, possibly traveling by foot.

Russell is to be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who sees Russell should not approach him but call the Indiana State Police.

Anyone with information on Russell’s whereabouts are encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post at (812)689-5000.

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