NEW RICHMOND, Ind. (WLFI) - One man is dead and another in custody after a shooting in NewRichmond.
Montgomery County Sheriff Luther Blanton said around 3:00 p.m.Monday afternoon police responded to a call reporting that a manwas shot in the head at 9018 North County Road 500 West.
The victim was 26-year-old Jacob Byrd.
Police later caught the suspect, 23-year-old Chad Byrd. ChadByrd is the younger brother of Jacob Byrd.
Bryd was arrested on preliminary charges of murder.
Montgomery County Sheriff Luther Blanton said investigators arestill trying to find out what led to the shooting.
"I haven't got that information, yet," said Blanton. "Mr. Byrdhas refused to talk with us. We attempted to talk to him thismorning, and we will attempt to talk to him again unless he decideshe does not want to talk to us, and talk to an attorney."
This is not the first time Chad Byrd has been charged with acriminal offense.
In April of 2005, he was sentenced to three years in prison andtwo years of community corrections after a scuffle with NewRichmond Town Marshal Mark Clapp. Clapp collapsed and died afterresponding to a domestic disturbance call and struggling to arrestChad Byrd in December of 2003.
A jury acquitted Chad Byrd of reckless homicide and involuntarymanslaughter, but convicted him of battery and resisting lawenforcement. His sentencing in that case was delayed once on 2005because he showed up for his court hearing intoxicated.
Chad Byrd was 18 years old at the time of that sentencing.
An autopsy is scheduled to be performed on the body of JacobByrd on Wednesday.
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