VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (WEHT) — Local law agencies responded to a deadly shooting earlier Wednesday afternoon. Around 3:06 p.m., deputies with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office say they were dispatched to the 5900 block of Maggie Valley Drive.
A caller told deputies that a man had come into a trailer and opened fire on a male victim inside. Deputies believe the suspect ran away from the scene shortly after. The caller reportedly tried to give the victim CPR, but authorities pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
One of the responding deputies noticed a person matching the suspect’s description get into a car not far from the area. Authorities say they pulled over the car on Mill Road. According to a sheriff document, both the female driver and the suspect, 34-year-old Ricky Kiper Jr., were taken to the Sheriff’s Operations Center.
Police believe the driver was asked for a ride by Kiper Jr. and was not involved in the shooting. Kiper Jr. is being held without bond at the Vanderburgh County Jail.
An autopsy will be conducted by the Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office Thursday morning. Officials say the investigation is ongoing and further information will be released later.