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1 arrest made, 2 suspects at large in triple shooting near Paoli

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Emergency crews on the scene of the shooting Monday. Emergency crews on the scene of the shooting Monday.
Elbert Brooks (Source: Indiana State Police) Elbert Brooks (Source: Indiana State Police)
James Davidson (Source: Indiana State Police) James Davidson (Source: Indiana State Police)
John Carpenter (Source: Indiana State Police) John Carpenter (Source: Indiana State Police)

CRAWFORD COUNTY, IN (WAVE) – Indiana State Police have made an arrest in connection to a shooting that killed two men and injured a third.

According to police, Elbert Brooks, 48, of New Albany, was taken into custody around 10 p.m. Wednesday after police located him at an apartment complex in the 200 block of South Main Street in Marengo.

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Police said they plan to charge Brooks with murder in Monday's triple shooting that happened at a home in the 2300 block of North County Road 200 West.

ISP said Nick Fields, 56, died later that day at Indiana University Health in Paoli from a gunshot wound to the head. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office said Cory Harris, 25, who also suffered a gunshot wound to the head, died at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday at University of Louisville Hospital. Sgt. Philip Hensley said a third gunshot victim, 29-year-old Daniel Smitson, was shot in the mouth as was taken to UofL Hospital for treatment.

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Police are continuing to search for two additional suspects in the shooting, James Davidson, 36, of Marengo, and John Carpenter, 35.

Davidson was last seen in the Marengo area Wednesday evening.

Carpenter is described as being 6' tall and weighing 175 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair; however, he is believed to have a shaved head currently. Photographs of Carpenter indicate he recently had facial hair. 

He was last seen driving a red and grey 1991 Dodge Ram 150, single cab, two-wheel drive pickup truck with Indiana registration TK913LGC.

ISP said both suspects should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Davidson or Carpenter is asked to call 911.

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