SEVERE WX : Flash Flood Watch View Alerts

Kokomo Police responding to shots fired, find body outside and a man bound in bathtub

The Kokomo Police Department is investigating a homicide and kidnapping case in Kokomo.

Posted: Feb 4, 2020 10:32 AM
Updated: Feb 4, 2020 12:31 PM

KOKOMO, Ind. (WTTV / WLFI) — The Kokomo Police Department (KPD) is investigating a homicide and kidnapping case in Kokomo.

According to police, around 6:35 p.m. Monday, officers responded to the 700 block of South Courtland Ave. on a report of “shots fired”.

Police arrived and found a victim later identified as Lashay R. Young-Beard, 25, of Kokomo in the back yard of a residence when they arrived. Young-Beard was pronounced dead at the scene by the Howard County Coroner.

As officers were investigating the scene, a 24-year-old male victim was found in the bathtub of the home. The victim was reportedly had duct tape on his mouth and binding his wrists and ankles. The man told investigators that he had been confined at that residence for 11 days by people he and Young-Beard knew. He told officers that he had been confined, beaten and burned with hot water at the home over a period of several days.

The victim is currently in stable condition, according to KPD.

Anyone with additional information or video surveillance in the general area of the crime scene is asked to contact Captain Michael Banush (765) 456-7278 or the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at (765) 456-7017.

Police said, you may qualify for a cash reward by calling Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS with your anonymous tip.

West Lafayette
Cloudy
51° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 51°
Kokomo
Cloudy
51° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 51°
Rensselaer
Partly Cloudy
39° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 36°
Fowler
Cloudy
51° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 51°
Williamsport
Cloudy
51° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 51°
Crawfordsville
Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 50°
Frankfort
Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 50°
Delphi
Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 45°
Monticello
Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 45°
Logansport
Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: °
Heavy rain chances along with severe weather threat Sunday through Monday morning.
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1007681

Reported Deaths: 16470
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1355212121
Lake664101166
Allen57993801
Hamilton46350465
St. Joseph44397615
Elkhart35949510
Vanderburgh32251480
Tippecanoe27933260
Johnson25107445
Hendricks23897359
Porter22929365
Madison18748409
Clark18557252
Vigo17479303
Monroe15263200
LaPorte15173250
Delaware15073263
Howard14748290
Kosciusko12348148
Hancock11728176
Bartholomew11639180
Warrick11292189
Floyd11108215
Wayne10986253
Grant10082220
Morgan9472176
Boone8926115
Dubois8271131
Henry8229152
Dearborn822393
Noble8031106
Marshall7939135
Cass7546121
Lawrence7457171
Shelby7189119
Jackson698289
Gibson6597115
Harrison649192
Knox6421106
Huntington6395100
DeKalb632399
Montgomery6264111
Miami593398
Putnam581278
Clinton576171
Whitley565755
Steuben562576
Wabash5332104
Jasper532079
Jefferson511297
Ripley500586
Adams482576
Daviess4677114
Scott438974
Greene425196
Wells424888
Clay423360
White418764
Decatur4169102
Fayette406587
Jennings387361
Posey376644
Washington359151
LaGrange359078
Randolph3452100
Spencer340243
Fountain335760
Sullivan329452
Starke317171
Owen314771
Fulton312667
Orange293664
Jay284645
Franklin265643
Perry265452
Rush262432
Carroll261934
Vermillion258654
Parke231426
Pike229243
Tipton228159
Blackford193142
Pulaski183757
Crawford159823
Newton158348
Benton150617
Brown146747
Martin138719
Switzerland135011
Warren121116
Union107016
Ohio84613
Unassigned0540

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events