SHERIFF: Man shoots brother and nephew in the head
MARYSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Captain Scottie Maples with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect, Gary Cooper, 63, and two victims, Tom Cooper and Tim Wolfe were found Saturday in the 17000 block of Michigan Road in Marysville.
MARYSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- A southern Indiana man is accused of shooting two of his family members in the head during a fight.
Captain Scottie Maples with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect, Gary Cooper, 63, and two victims, Tom Cooper and Tim Wolfe were found Saturday in the 17000 block of Michigan Road in Marysville.
Maples says the situation began with an argument between Gary Cooper and his brother, Tom Cooper at their mother’s home in Marysville.
After Gary Cooper left the home, Maples says Tom Cooper got into a truck and caught up with his brother on Michigan Road.
During a fight between the two, Maples say Gary Cooper shot his brother in the head with a Ruger .380 pistol.
Tom Cooper went back to his mother’s home and Gary Cooper followed.
As the mother of the suspect and victim helped Tom Cooper into the home, Gary Cooper is then accused of shooting his nephew, Tim Wolfe in the head while in the home’s driveway.
Wolfe went to a nearby vehicle and retrieved a .45 caliber pistol and fired three shots into the air.
Maples says Gary Cooper then shot Wolfe in the stomach.
Tom Cooper and Tim Wolfe were both flown to University Hospital in Louisville.
Tom Cooper’s injuries are considered “life-threatening,” while Wolfe’s injuries were labeled “serious.”
Gary Cooper was taken into custody without incident.
He is being held in the Clark County Jail on two counts of attempted murder, criminal recklessness, aggravated battery, and pointing a firearm.
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