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State Police: 1 in Custody, 2 Others Sought in Paoli Shooting

(Left to Right) John Robert Carpenter, Elbert Edward Brooks and James Davidson (photos courtesy Indiana State Police)

Indiana State Police have one suspect in custody and are searching for two others in connection with Monday's shooting in Paoli which left two dead and one injured.

Police arrested 48-year-old Elbert Edward Brooks of New Albany Wednesday night on a charge of murder for his involvement in the shooting which killed 56-year-old Nicholas Fields and 26-year-old Cory Michael Harris.  29-year-old Daniel Smitson was also injured in the shooting but his injuries are not life-threatening, according to police.

An arrest warrant has been issued for 35-year-old John Robert Carpenter who is believed to be the gunman.  Carpenter is described as a white male, six feet tall and 175 pounds.  He has blue eyes and brown hair, though police believe his head is shaved.  He was last seen driving a red and gray 1991 Dodge Ram 150 single cab, two-wheel drive pickup truck with Indiana license plate number TK913LGC.  

State Police are also looking for a third suspect, James Davidson of Marengo.  He is wanted for questioning for his involvement in the shooting.

Both Carpenter and Davidson are considered armed and dangerous.  Police are asking that if anyone sees either of the suspects, do not approach them.  Instead, call 911 or Indiana State Police immediately.

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