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Updated:Lawrence County Sheriff Department is investigating a death after a person was reported shot near Fort Ritner

FORT RITNER - FEBRUARY 24, 2024 - Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Investigating a Shooting On Saturday morning, around 5:30am, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 4000 block of Fort Ritner Road after receiving a 911 call of a shooting that had just occurred.

When officers arrived they found a 21 year old male deceased from a gunshot wound.

Witnesses on scene provided information and informed officers that the person(s) responsible for the shooting had fled the scene in a vehicle. At this time, the identity of the victim is being withheld pending family notifications.

Investigating officers are currently seeking two persons of interest – Casey C. Brown (38 years old of Ft. Ritner) and Bradley Harper Jr (39 years old of Bedford).

They could possibly be in a black 2018 Jeep Wrangler (plate 986UAC) which will have a missing back driver’s side window. They could also be in a gray or silver older Jeep SUV.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Brown, Harper, or the Jeep is asked to contact the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at 812-275-3316.

They are considered armed and dangerous, so do not approach if they are observed. More information will be released at a later time as the investigation continues.

There are three photos attached to this release - two are the various looks of Casey Brown and the other is Bradley Harper.

Orginal story: The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of person after a person was reportedly was shot near Fort Ritner.

The call came in at 5:23 am to Lawrence Central Dispatch Center with officers from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, IU Lifeline, and Shawswick Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.

A person was found deceased at the residence.

Lawrence County Zephyr has reached out to Lawrence County Sheriff Greg Day for a statement no other information is available at this time.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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Feb 25

A pity he wasn't successful in shooting himself.


Joey Simpson
Joey Simpson
Feb 24

2:00pm Paoli- one in custody and one having standoff with police at Hucks gas station Paoli

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