Brown County man arrested after deputies say he shot his estranged girlfriend

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Joshua Asher

UPDATE (Aug. 17, 2018) — Joshua Asher pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder. He was sentenced to 30 years with 20 years executed for each count along with 10 years of probation.

NASHVILLE, Ind. – Authorities arrested a Nashville man Tuesday after he shot his estranged girlfriend and another woman, according to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to the 1700 block of Lucas Hollow Road around 4:13 p.m. after receiving a call from one of the victims, saying she had just been shot and the shooter was walking down the road.

When deputies arrived, they located the alleged shooter, Joshua Asher, 30, and arrested him without incident. He was then transported to the Brown County Jail and charged with attempted murder, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, battery with serious bodily injury, domestic battery and invasion of privacy.

Deputies say Asher was served with a protective order on behalf of his estranged girlfriend Monday.

EMS unites treated the two women’s gunshot wounds at the scene and then transported them to area hospitals. Both were listed in stable condition Tuesday night.