Deadly shooting in Salem Under Investigation by Indiana State Police
SALEM, Ind. – A fatal shooting that occurred in Salem in the early hours of Sunday morning is currently being investigated by the Indiana State Police (ISP) in Sellersburg.
The incident was reported to the Salem Police Department and ISP Troopers through a 911 call, informing them that a male had been shot inside a house on North College Avenue. Upon entering the residence, officers discovered an adult male with gunshot wounds lying on the floor. Unfortunately, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
24-year-old Blake Howard Henry of Salem, along with two adult females, was present in the house at the time of the shooting. All three individuals were taken to the Washington County Justice Center for questioning.
Preliminary investigations by ISP detectives suggest that the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute. Henry was subsequently taken into custody and charged with murder, and he is currently being held at the Washington County Jail.
The deceased has been identified as 29-year-old Jacob Richard Mitchell of Salem. The investigation is ongoing, with detectives and crime scene technicians remaining at the scene for several hours.
The incident has shocked the community of Salem, a small town in Indiana. Salem is located in Washington County and has a population of approximately 6,319 residents. Known for its historic downtown area, Salem is home to several landmarks and is a popular destination for tourists.
The Indiana State Police is working diligently to gather all the necessary evidence and information related to this tragic incident. They are urging anyone with additional information to come forward and assist in the investigation.
As the investigation continues, the community of Salem is left grieving the loss of Jacob Richard Mitchell. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.
For more updates on this developing story, stay tuned to local news outlets and the Indiana State Police for further information.