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Mother shot and killed in Princeton restaurant parking lot

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Suspect Jason Perry being taken into custody. (Source: Princeton Daily Clarion) Suspect Jason Perry being taken into custody. (Source: Princeton Daily Clarion)
PRINCETON, IN (WFIE) -

A woman is shot and killed in the parking lot of a Mexican restaurant in Princeton, and a suspect is in custody.

This happened Wednesday just after noon.

Princeton Police Chief W.W. George says the suspect who police believe to be the woman's ex-boyfriend, shot her as she and her 13-year-old son were walking towards Los Aztecas from their vehicle.

The chief says that this incident followed a situation earlier today at Princeton Community Middle School's 8th grade graduation.

The Princeton Clarion has identified the suspect as Jason Perry.

We're told, at first Perry was denied entry because the family did not want him there and the organizers thought there was a restraining order against him. When they found out there was not a restraining order he was allowed to attend.

He apparently found out the family was going for a post graduation meal at Los Aztecas and met them there.

After the shooting, the suspect drove away in a brown Dodge and ended up running from police on foot through the Gibson County Fairgrounds towards Cargill.

The Princeton Daily Clarion says police searched the Gibson County Fairgrounds property, weapons drawn, looking for Perry in animal stalls near the livestock pavilion, but took him into custody in the front lawn of 1002 North Embree Princeton.

All North Gibson Schools were on lockdown while police searched for the suspect. That lockdown has since been lifted.

Officials have not yet identified the woman who was killed.

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