Woman shot during apparent drug deal gone wrong in Warsaw

(Photo supplied/Warsaw Police Department)

One person was shot in an apparent drug deal gone wrong in Warsaw.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. Officers with the Warsaw Police Department were called to the area of U.S. 30 and State Road 15, where they found a woman in a car with a gunshot wound to her forearm.

Within a few minutes, police were called to the Lassus Handy Dandy on State Road 15 North where a man claimed he robbed and pepper-sprayed.

Police determined the two calls were related.

The investigation determined that the woman and her passengers had set up a meeting to purchase an ounce of marijuana in the Warsaw Wal Mart parking lot, Warsaw Police stated.

The suspect approached the victim’s car with a handgun and the victim pepper sprayed the suspect and started to drive away as the suspect fired at the car, striking the victim in the arm, the preliminary investigation revealed.

Warsaw Police obtained search warrants for both vehicles and cell phones, then took Edward Bishop, 25, of Lafayette, into custody.

The search of Bishop’s vehicle located a 9 mm handgun, several designer drugs, marijuana, and a substantial amount of counterfeit money, Warsaw Police stated.

Bishop was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on preliminary charges of attempted murder, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, counterfeiting, possession of narcotics with intent to deal, and possession of marijuana with intend to deal. He is being held with no bond.

The victim was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

This investigation is still underway. Additional charges are expected.


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