Crime Watch 8

Marion police: 61-year-old shot during drug deal turned bad

MARION, Ind. (WISH) — A 61-year-old was found shot and lying in a street after a drug deal turned bad, police said.

Marion Police Department was called on a report of shots fired about 3:30 a.m. Monday in the 2000 block of South Gallatin Street. They found Ernest Smith Jr. had been shot in the right thigh.

Smith was treated at Marion General Hospital and later taken to a Fort Wayne hospital. Smith’s injury was not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

Police on Monday afternoon said they were searching for a suspect who fled the area in a dark-colored vehicle.


Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.