Shooting in Elizabethtown

From the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the report of a person shot Monday evening (December 13, 2021), at Sunny Brook Mobile Home Park (10202 E Legal Tender Rd, Elizabethtown).  

Don Brown (52 of Elizabethtown) was found to have been the victim of three gunshot wounds.  He was flown via medical helicopter to a hospital in Indianapolis for treatment.  Mr. Brown’s condition remains unknown at this time.

Ethan Sherfield (21 of Nineveh) was located nearby by deputies.  He was identified by witnesses at the scene as the shooter and was detained pending investigation.  He was later remanded to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges involving allegations of:

Battery resulting in serious bodily injury (a level 5 felony) 

Intimidation with a deadly weapon (a level 6 felony)

Sherfield remains in BCJ in lieu of $22,500 bond.

All persons are considered innocent unless/until proven guilty in a court of law.

The investigation into the shooting is still ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office.

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