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Kokomo police arrest 26-year-old man in Friday murder

KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) — A 26-year-old man was arrested Saturday in connection to a Friday deadly shooting in Kokomo.

William Austin Mealer, of Kokomo, was taken into custody in Logansport and faces a preliminary charge of murder.

Around 5:08 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 400 block of North Purdum Street. They arrived to find Dennis J. Vincent, 43, of Kokomo, with multiple gunshot wounds. Medical professionals pronounced him dead at the scene.

Information from witnesses and area surveillance led to the development of a suspect in the case, police said Saturday.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call Capt. Mike Banush at 765-456-7278.

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