Crime Watch 8

Police: I-465 shooting was not a result of road rage

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that happened on I-465 last week, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

On Sept. 21 just after 5 p.m., police responded to reports of shots fired at a semi-trailer truck in the northbound lanes of I-465 near Pendleton Pike.

Upon arrival, officers found the semi on the shoulder of the interstate with damage consistent with gunfire. The windshield, passenger window and passenger door sustained damage.

The driver of the semi, Robert Shaw, was uninjured, police say.

Shaw described the shooter’s vehicle as a silver Camaro and said that the driver of the car, Darnell Middlebrook, had been threatening Shaw and his family for six months.

Shaw said that Middlebrook had been calling him multiple times a day from various phone numbers and threatening to kill him.

According to Shaw, Middlebrook drove up beside his semi on I-465 and motioned for Shaw to pull over. After Shaw refused to pull over, Middlebrook began firing shots.

Police arrested Middlebrook on Sept. 29, according to Indiana State Police.

He faces a preliminary charge of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

His initial hearing is scheduled for Oct. 5, according to online court records.


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