MADISON, Ind. (WDRB) -- Officials in Jefferson County, Indiana have issued an arrest warrant in connection with a fatal shooting that killed a teenager.

The warrant is for the arrest of 31-year-old Vaughn Whitt, in connection with the shooting which killed 17-year-old Brennan Stewart. Whitt is currently being held at the jail in Carroll County, Kentucky on unrelated charges. Whitt is being held there until he goes before a judge to be extradited to Indiana. 

Police say Stewart was shot after several people got into a fight around 9 p.m. Thursday night. The shooting happened on West Vaughn Street in downtown Madison, Indiana.

Investigators say the shooting happened during a fight between several people. That's when a gun went off, striking Stewart in the stomach.

Stewart was taken to King's Daughter Hospital in Madison where he was pronounced dead. 

Police questioned three people believed to be involved in the fight. 

WDRB's Emily Mieure talked to residents there -- including Cindy Todd, a mother who was on the phone with her son just before the shooting happened.

Todd called it, "one of the worst calls you can probably get as a parent."

"All I heard was, 'He's got a gun! He's got a gun!' -- and my son's phone went dead," she said.

Her son was playing basketball at the park when a fight broke out.

"He said an older guy with brass knuckles wanted to fight all the young people here," Todd said.

Moments later, police say a gun went off and Stewart was shot. Todd rushed to the scene to make sure her son was okay.

"He's pretty shook up," she said. "The man was actually waving the gun in his face first...this whole block was just police officers and the kids."

Police say an SUV with Kentucky plates fled the scene after the shooting and was stopped by officers. Three men who were in the SUV were questioned.

Madison residents say it's common for kids to play at the park at night but nothing like this has ever happened.

"I'll be more cautious and I will look," said Barbara Gosman, a resident. "And I will not be out at night."

Authorities say the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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