GREENWOOD, Ind. (WXIN) — A homicide investigation is underway after police say a son shot his father in Greenwood.
Officers responded to the 400 block of Euclid Ave. around 6:45 p.m. and located a person who had been shot in a garage. The victim was later identified as 45-year-old Shaun M. Moran. The Johnson County Coroner’s Office said he died from a single gunshot wound to the back.
Investigators identified 22-year-old Jacob M. Moran, the victim’s son, as the suspect. Police said he was angry with his father about being told to move out of the residence.
“Before the homicide, our officers have responded two separate times on domestic violence situations on the suspect and the victim,” said Matthew Fillenwarth, assistant chief of police at Greenwood Police Department.
Neighbors said this is a sad situation.
“Families aren’t perfect, so it’s sad to see that happen,” said neighbor Bryan Harris.
“Thoughts and prayers to everyone involved. I know a lot of people are dealing with mental health issues. I don’t know the situation, but hopefully, they’re getting help,” said neighbor Todd Bailey.
Earlier Tuesday morning, Greenwood police released a photo of Jacob Moran as well as an image of the vehicle he was driving, a white four-door 2015 BMW with an Indiana paper plate. He was considered armed and dangerous.
In a later update, investigators said Michigan State Police located Moran just across the state line and took him into custody.
“They were able to track him down to his biological mother’s house,” said Assistant Chief Fillenworth.
Greenwood police said they’re in direct communication with authorities in Michigan and are working with them on the case.