Tow Truck Driver Shot While Assisting a Stranded Motorist near Hendricks County Rest Area

Plainfield, IN – At 10:12 Friday morning, the Indiana State Police and Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a person shot on I-70 eastbound near the rest park (64mm). Upon arrival, emergency responders located an adult male with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. That male was transported by ambulance to an area hospital in critical condition.

Preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Detectives determined an adult male driver possibly had a mechanical issue and pulled to the shoulder of the interstate near the rest park. A tow truck arrived to assist, at which time the stranded motorist allegedly fired multiple shots at the tow truck driver, then got in the tow truck and drove away. The suspect was located by police a short time later in the tow truck and apprehended. Investigators learned the suspect’s four year old child was also in the vehicle. The child was moved from the disabled vehicle into the tow truck by the suspect before he drove away.

The current status of the victim is unknown at this time. There is no further information to release. Detectives are working with the Hendricks County Prosecutor’s Office to determine charges against the suspect.

All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in the court of law.

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