INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 24, 2016)—Police spent much of Sunday afternoon looking for a man who had shot his own father outside a home on the city’s southeast side.
In a strange twist to the story, the son showed up at the same hospital his dad was taken to with a gunshot wound to his own leg.
Late Sunday morning police were called to the 1900 block of Cross Willow Lane on a report of a person shot. That scene is near Brookville Road and South Franklin Road.
The victim was identified as 54-year-old Sammy Hope Sr.
Hope told police he and his son, 27-year-old Sammy Hope Jr. were in the car arguing when Sammy Jr shot his father in the leg and then fled.
Sammy Hope Sr. was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in good condition.
Police say about five hours later a man walked into Eskenazi Hospital with a leg gunshot wound as well.
According to investigators the man gave a fake name and a false account of how he got shot.
Detectives say they saw through his story and determined the man was actually the son who shot his father earlier in the day.
Police believe Hope Jr. likely shot himself in the leg and then later drove himself to the hospital for treatment.
Police placed the younger Hope under arrest for aggravated battery.
The case is still under investigation.