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Indiana troopers find semi driver shot on I-65

Indiana troopers find semi driver shot on I-65

UPDATE: A suspect in the shooting, identified as 32-year-old Donovan Brewer, of Merrillville, Ind., turned himself in to detectives on Saturday, March 30.

Brewer was being held Monday in the Jasper County Jail on preliminary charges of attempted murder and criminal recklessness. A booking photo was not immediately available.

ROSELAWN, Ind. (WISH) — A semi driver who’d been southbound on I-65 was found shot and later flown to an Indianapolis hospital for emergency treatment, Indiana State Police said Thursday night.

The condition of the driver, who was not identified in a news release from state police, was unavailable.

Troopers were notified about 4:45 p.m. Thursday of the injured driver near the 224-mile marker, about 6 miles south of the State Road 10 exit for Roselawn and Demotte. That’s in a rural stretch of Jasper County in northwest Indiana.

Traffic was closed in both directions through about 8 p.m. for a medical helicopter and the crime investigation.

Anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed any suspicious activity prior to the shooting was asked to contact Detective Alaa Hamed at 219-696-6242 and leave a message with the Lowell post commander.