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Police arrest three suspects after owner of Indiana gun shop killed during robbery

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Darion Harris (Source: Jennings County Detention Center) Darion Harris (Source: Jennings County Detention Center)
Darryl Worthen (Source: Jennings County Detention Center) Darryl Worthen (Source: Jennings County Detention Center)
Dejuan Worthen (Source: Jennings County Detention Center) Dejuan Worthen (Source: Jennings County Detention Center)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have arrested three suspects after the owner of a gun shop was killed during a robbery on Sunday.

Authorities in Jennings County, Indiana say 61-year-old Scott Maxie, a gun dealer, was shot and killed during a robbery of his business west of North Vernon.

Officers found the body of Scott Maxie, 61, on the floor of his business, Muscatatuck Outdoors, along County Road 200 South Sunday night. An autopsy showed Maxie died of a single gunshot wound to the head and that he had been killed inside his store, according to a Jennings County Sheriff's Dept. statement released late Monday. Police confirmed the business was attached to Maxie's home.

According to a spokesman with the Jennings County Sheriff's office, Darion Harris, 20, Darryl Worthen, 24, and Dejuan Worthen, 23, were arrested Monday night in Indianapolis.

Sheriff's officers, state troopers and federal ATF agents also determined 47 guns had been stolen from the business. ATF said that the guns include handguns and long guns.

Only four guns were recovered from the home where the suspects were arrested.

The Jennings County Prosecutor's office said one of the suspects was a delivery man who frequently delivered packages to Maxie's business. He last delivered to the address on Friday.

"Darryl Worthen was a Fed Ex delivery man, who delivered frequently to Scott Maxie's gun shop, and delivered there Friday," said Jennings County Prosecutor Alan Marshall.

Marshall said Worthen returned Saturday with his brother and cousin to look at guns and that they came back again the following day and murdered Maxie around 3 p. m.

"In our county, we try and give justice with mercy, but in this case we don't think there will be any mercy," Marshall said during a press conference Tuesday. Marshall would not say whether he would seek the death penalty.

The three suspects are in jail in Jennings County.

ATF and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information in the case.

Anyone with tips information is asked to call the Jennings County Sheriff's Dept., 812-346-8642; Indiana State Police, 812-689-5000; or the ATF Field Office, 317-287-3500.

A shock to neighbors

It is still a shock to neighbors, but they can at least rest knowing the suspects are in custody.

"We just thought there was some kind of dispute when we went by but then they stated all night and all day the next day," Nicole Simmons said.

It did not take long for word to spread that there had been a murder in this rural section of Jennings County.

“So I left and went and got my dad's gun to protect, because I am here all day by myself," Simmons said. “He was a really nice guy, it's a shame that he is gone."

Police say the suspects were in and out of the gun shop several times but when we showed one neighbor a picture of the men; she clearly did not recognize them.

“No,” Simmons said. “Never seen a colored person out here, ever."

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