Man shot, killed inside van along I-70 in Putnam County; 2 passengers arrested

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Update (Oct. 4, 2016)–  Markus Yeanay was sentenced to 9 years in jail in connection with this shooting.

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4 Fast Facts

  • Man shot and killed inside van along I-70 in Putnam County
  • Shooting stemmed from argument involving passengers
  • Shooting victim died from wounds in hospital
  • Two passengers were arrested in connection with the case

GREENCASTLE, Ind. – Police are investigating after a person was shot and killed in Greencastle late Sunday night.

According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, a person suffering from a gunshot wound was brought to the Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle after a shooting on I-70 near exit 41.

Police say four people were traveling together from Columbus, Ohio, to Missouri when there was an argument between two of the passengers. During the argument, police believe one of the passengers in the backseat shot the victim twice in the torso.

According to officers, the vehicle drove to the hospital and left the victim and a witness at the emergency room, then left the scene.

The victim, 33-year-old Mario L. Edwards of Columbus, Ohio,  was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Sheriff’s Department located the suspect vehicle heading westbound on State Road 240 near County Road 500 East around 2 a.m. Monday. Markus Yeanay, 18, and Stefon Woods, 21, both from Columbus, Ohio, were arrested in connection with the homicide investigation, according to police. Yeaney faces an initial charge of murder while Woods faces an initial charge of possession of cocaine.

An autopsy is scheduled for later this week.

Anyone with information about this shooting is urged to call the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post at 765-653-4114 or the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 765-653-1810.

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