Investigation continues into early morning shooting

On January 27, 2021, approximately 5:32 a.m., Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 9400 block of Main Street, Taylorsville. 

On arrival, a male, identified as Justin Black, was located with a bullet wound to his stomach.  Black, was transported to an Indianapolis hospital via Lifeline.

The suspected shooter was detained and, although several streets were closed, there was no threat to the public.  Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A. Myers wants the public, especially parents of students at Taylorsville Elementary, to know that BCSO was in contact with school SRO’s (School Resource Officers) and school officials at all times during the incident to make sure they were kept informed and knew that it was safe for students to come to school.

The investigation is ongoing.

“This call came in at 5:32 a.m. and deputies were on scene at 5:39 a.m.” said Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A. Myers.  “Within minutes the scene was secured and the victim was receiving aid”.  “The weapon was secured and the suspected shooter is cooperating with law enforcement”, added Sheriff Myers.

“I want to commend BCSO Sergeant Jarod Aspenson, who was first to arrive, did an excellent job getting this situation under control, getting aid for the victim and getting the scene secured”, said Sheriff Myers.

Primary Deputy:  Sergeant Aspenson

Assisting Deputies:  Sergeant Dougan, Deputy Newland, Deputy Nichols

Detective Assigned:  Detective Swank

Other Agencies on Scene:  Columbus Police Department, German Township Fire Department, EMS, Indiana State Police.

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