Kokomo police seek 2 people after teen’s fatal shooting; victim’s sister arrested

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KOKOMO, Ind. – Kokomo police arrested the sister of a 15-year-old who was shot to death Sunday night as officers search for two more individuals.

Kokomo police responded to a 911 call around 10:40 p.m. about a shooting at Lincolnwood Apartments. Additional calls indicated that a person was down at that location.

Officers arrived to find 15-year-old Dalton Wayne Fisher suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

Kokomo police arrested Fisher’s sister, 22-year-old Kyli L. Fisher, on charges of neglect of a dependent, possession of a handgun without a permit and dealing a controlled substance.

“As a parent, the reaction is you’re the adult,” Said Kokomo Police Captain Tonda Cockrell.  “What are we thinking here?”

 

Kyli Fisher

According to police, Kyli Fisher drover her younger brother to the Lincolnwood Apartments in a black Pontiac Grand Prix because the two planned to sell marijuana there.  Once they arrived, two males got into the Pontiac, leading to an altercation in which shots were fired.  Witnesses reported seeing at least two males running from the vehicle.

Bruce Young, a resident at the Lincolnwood Apartments, said he thought he was hearing fire crackers outside his building until he heard screaming.

“Jumped up, looked outside and saw his sister screaming,” Young said.  “Said something like my brother’s dead, or they killed him.”

Kokomo Police Captain Tondra Cockrell said investigators recovered shell casings from multiple weapons, indicating an exchange of gunfire inside the vehicle.

“Part of the information as to why she was charged with the crimes she was charged with is that she had taken a gun on the drug deal,” Cockrell said.  “A lot of what is going on is involving juveniles, is involving younger people with guns.  And it’s got to stop.”

Since investigators believe Kyli Fisher arranged the drug deal, they hope she will be able to name the two individuals seen running from the scene.

Police are looking for the two individuals. Witnesses described one as a light-skinned black male, about 5’6″-5’7″, with a thin build and a distinct flat nose. He wore dark clothing. The second person was described as a black male, shorter in height, with a thin build and dark clothing.

Police are also looking for any surveillance cameras in the area that may have captured the incident on video.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information should contact Detective Scott Purtee at (765) 456-7322 or the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at (765) 456-7017. Anonymous tips can be submitted via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS (8477).

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