CLARKSVILLE, Ind. — Indiana State Police (ISP) arrested a 16 year old in Floyd County on Nov. 1 after he allegedly fired multiple gunshots into the home of the Clarksville Police chief.
On Sept. 18, ISP detectives responded to a call of a shooting at the Clarksville Police chief's house. The probable cause affidavit alleges seven rounds were fired at the home from a 9mm and four of those rounds were found inside the home.
No one was injured in the shooting.
ISP Detective Chris Tucker continued the investigation with the assistance of the Clarksville Police Department and in conjunction with the Clark County Prosecutor's Office.
Investigators brought surveillance video to Clarksville High School where staff identified one student by "the way he walked and ran." According to the affidavit, the staff member said the teen was close friends with a New Albany High School student who drove a car that matched the white four-door seen in the video.
When police interviewed the New Albany student, he admitted to going to the home and that someone fired shots. But, in court documents, he claimed he only went there to fight another teen.
That teen told police he gave the wrong address to the New Albany student, knowing it belonged to a police officer, hoping he would get in trouble.
As a result of this joint investigation, officers arrested the New Albany student and transported him to Clark County Juvenile Detention Center without incident.
He was charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of criminal recklessness with a firearm, a level 5 felony, according to ISP.
"Now that it's here, it's unavoidable," the chief's neighbor, Jim Baird, told WHAS11 News.
He's lived in Clarksville for more than 20 years but now he said he wants to move. He said his children sleep in the front of the house and - if the shooting had been one door down - he worries they would have been hit.
"I'm worried about it," he said. "If I didn't have kids I could deal with it better but I feel like I need to protect my family and do whatever I have to do."
The teen charged now faces a maximum sentence of 80 years, 40 for each attempted murder charge.
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