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Indianapolis man arrested for attempted murder following I-70 shooting

Last Updated 2 weeks by Amnon J. Jobi | Amnon Front Page

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis State Police have arrested an 18-year-old Indianapolis man in connection with a shooting incident on I-70 westbound in Morgan County.

On Thursday, June 27, ISP received reports of a shooting on I-70, west of State Road 39. When troopers arrived on scene, they reported that the victim’s vehicle showed signs of gunfire damage, but the driver was not injured.

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State police detectives quickly identified the suspect, Dean Watson, and his vehicle. Their investigation led to a series of search warrants, uncovering further evidence.

On Monday, detectives arrested Watson after following him from an Indianapolis residence to a gas station. Watson was taken into custody at the gas station, and a loaded handgun was found during a pat-down. He was then taken to the Indianapolis state police post for questioning before being transported to the Morgan County Jail, where he was booked on a preliminary charge of attempted murder.

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The following day, detectives obtained a search warrant for the vehicle Watson was driving. The search revealed a large amount of marijuana, vape pen cartridges, an additional firearm, and ammunition.

The Morgan County Prosecutor will review the case to determine the final charges.

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