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Attempted murder suspect found in brush behind Kangaroo Express

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Source: Indiana State Police Source: Indiana State Police
PETERSBURG, IN (WFIE) -

Early Friday morning Indiana State Police arrested 21-year-old Darius A. Hardiman of Anderson, in connection to a March 17th shooting.

A felony warrant for attempted murder had been issued for Hardiman's arrest.

On April 3, Anderson Police notified area law enforcement agencies that Hardiman may be in the Evansville area.

Around 10:30 Thursday night, Indiana State Police and the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force received information Hardiman was in the Petersburg area.

More than 20 officers from the Indiana State Police, Pike County Sheriff's Office, Petersburg Police and Washington Police responded to the area to search for Hardiman.

Pike County schools were on a two hour delay due to the suspect search in Petersburg.

Around 6:30 Friday morning, Trooper Justin Bean spotted Hardiman hiding in thick brush behind the Kangaroo Express gas station located on SR 57 on the north side of Petersburg.

Hardiman was arrested without incident and taken to the Pike County Jail where he is waiting to be transported back to Anderson.

Anyone with questions regarding the shooting should contact Anderson Police.

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