Police dog helps arrest of Ind. shooting suspect

Indiana State Police arrested Aaron Di Shon Windom, 25, of Michigan City, Ind., after a police pursuit and another shooting on I-74.

February 22, 2011 4:30:33 PM PST
A suspect in a shooting on I-80/94 was apprehended Tuesday after allegedly leading police on a chase, crashing a stolen car, and hiding in water.

Indiana State Police arrested Aaron Di Shon Windom, 25, of Michigan City, Ind., after a police pursuit and another shooting on I-74.

On Tuesday, police working I-74 in Montgomery County, Ind., spotted the silver 2007 Dodge Charger involved in a shooting on February 17. Police say Windom was behind the wheel of the car. A pursuit ensued and Windom allegedly fired a gun, hitting a semi truck on the highway. The truck's driver was not hurt.

Police used stop sticks at the 10 mile marker in Fountain County, Ind., to stop Windom's car. The Charger's front tire blew out and the vehicle came to a stop off the side of the road. Windom fled the scene on foot, police said.

He was tracked by Trooper Jon Eads and police dog Nico, who located and apprehended Windom, who was hiding in water. Police said a weapon was also recovered.

Windom was taken to the hospital with hypothermia. He will be transferred to Lake County Jail in Crown Point.

Charges have not been filed in the incidents. Officials said Windom closely matches the description of a supect in an alleged carjacking from February 17.

He is also wanted on several warrants out of Lake and LaPorte counties and is a person of interest in a homicide in Lake County.


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