JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. — A 19-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man are under arrest in connection to the shooting of a 38-year-old Morgantown man.
According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to calls of a shooting in the 6700 block of County Road South 600 West at approximately 8:55 p.m. on Sunday.
Police said the 38-year-old victim, Jerry Jones was transported to a hospital where he underwent surgery and remains listed in critical but stable condition.
In the wake of the shooting, police stated investigators were searching for two suspects believed to be involved in the shooting. Police later announced the arrests of Miranda D. Lawson, 19, of Morgantown and Nicholas R. Saunders, 19, of Morgantown.
Investigators believe Saunders is the suspected shooter, according to the sheriff’s department. Lawson was arrested for false informing after she was named a person of interest and arrested during the search of a residence on Mahalasville Road.
Police stated a second search warrant was obtained for Saunders’s residence in Jennings County and the search occurred at a home in Elizabethtown. Saunders was located at this residence and arrested on a charge of aggravated battery.
“This is definitely not an area where we end up having much crime at all, much less violent crime. Then factor in we have a of couple 19-year-olds involved in this and that makes it even more concerning,” said Damian Katt, Investigations Commander, with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators say this was a targeted attack and the suspects knew the victim.
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department worked with several other police departments in order to locate and apprehend both Saunders and Lawson.