Police: Arrest made in I-65 shooting in Jasper County

A Merrillville man turned himself in to Jasper County detectives Saturday for a March 28 shooting on Interstate 65 in which a truck driver received a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound, police said.

The man, 32, is being held at the Jasper County Jail on a Level 1 felony charge of attempted murder and a Level 5 felony charge of criminal recklessness, according to a release from Sgt. Glen Fifield, public information officer for the Lowell Post of Indiana State Police.

The Post-Tribune is not naming the man because he has not been formally charged.

State troopers were called around 4:45 p.m. March 28 to the I-65 southbound lanes near the 224-mile marker for an interstate shooting, police have said.

The location is six miles south of the Roselawn/Demotte exit to Indiana 10.

A preliminary investigation determined a semi-driver was traveling southbound when he sustained a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound. Responding troopers provided first aid until paramedics arrived.

A medical transport helicopter was required to transport the patient to a hospital in Indianapolis for emergency treatment.

Traffic was closed in both directions for an extended time because of the helicopter and for the detectives and crime scene investigators to complete their investigation.

The health status of the victim is unavailable and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed any suspicious activity before the shooting is requested to contact Detective Alaa Hamed at 219-696-6242 and leave a message with the Lowell District Post Commander.