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Shooting Leaves One Hospitalized

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DATE:                        September 14, 2007


WHAT:              Shooting Leaves One Hospitalized


VICTIM:           Thomas S. Bruick


                          Angola, IN


SUSPECT         Matthew R. Burns

ARRESTED:     M/W/26

                         Grabill, IN

                         Aggravated Battery, B-Felony

 $10,000.00 Bond


DETAILS:     On Friday, September 14, 2007, at approximately 8:13 p.m. the Allen County Sheriff’s Department received a call that a shooting had just occurred in the 13600 block of

State Street
in Grabill.  Upon the officers’ arrival it was determined that an altercation between Matthew R. Burns and Thomas S. Bruick escalated resulting in the shooting.  During the investigation detectives determined that Mr. Bruick and Mr. Burns were acquaintances.  After the altercation, Mr. Bruick left the home of Mr. Burns.  Mr. Bruick then returned to the home and entered through a locked door.  Mr. Burns then shot Mr. Bruick in the abdomen area with a handgun.  Mr. Bruick ran down
State Street
and flagged down a passing motorist who rendered first aid until officers arrived.  Mr. Bruick was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.  Mr. Burns was arrested for Aggravated Battery.  Mr. Bruick has since been upgraded to fair condition.  The shooting is still under investigation by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Division and the Allen County Prosecutors Office.





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