LEBANON, Ind. – Police say a suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old in Lebanon Monday afternoon.
The incident occurred at a muffler shop in the 1400 block of West South Street shortly before 1:30 p.m.
When police arrived, they found the victim deceased outside of a vehicle in the parking lot. He was identified Tuesday as Jamie Lee Dover, 17.
The coroner says Dover died of a single gunshot wound. The manner of his death is still being determined.
"I feel for their families because I know that’s a really young age to lose someone and they’re not going to experience a lot of things in their lives because of whatever the reason was whether it was a stupid mistake, anger or hatred. It’s just really sad," explains Emma Waters, who lives in Lebanon.
There were also two other juveniles present when the shooting occurred. One is being considered a witness and the other a suspect.
Police say the suspect is a 16-year-old boy. He’s been incarcerated in a secure juvenile detention facility pending the filing of formal charges.
Investigators will work with the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office to determine what charges, if any, will be filed in the case.