VCSO: Suspect in custody after deadly shooting on Maggie Valley Dr.

VCSO: Suspect in custody after deadly shooting on Maggie Valley Dr.
Published: Jul. 27, 2022 at 3:48 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2022 at 4:15 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - On Wednesday, Vanderburgh County law enforcement reported that a man died after a shooting on Maggie Valley Drive.

Evansville Central Dispatch confirmed that authorities responded to a report of shots at a home on the 5900 block of the street.

According to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect knocked on the door, asked for a person inside the house, and then shot the victim.

VCSO officials said they believe the suspect and victim knew each other, but they have no reason to believe there was a prior altercation.

Officials said the suspect, 34-year-old Ricky Allen Kiper Jr. was arrested on Mill Road about a mile away from the scene of the shooting.

Ricky Allen Kiper Jr.
Ricky Allen Kiper Jr.(Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff's Office.)

VCSO Major Jason Ashworth says witnesses played a big role in catching the suspect.

“He ran out and fortunately we had some good neighbors and witnesses that led us to that direction and we were able to find some evidence on his trail that he left and he got into a car, which we had a description of and we were able to stop that car down the road,” Major Ashworth said.

An autopsy for the victim is scheduled for Thursday morning.

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