INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis-area man who was wounded when an argument with a neighbor escalated into across-the-fence gunfire has been charged in the shooting.
The Indianapolis Star reports that Johnson County Prosecutor Brad Cooper charged 59-year-old Jeffrey S. Weigle with criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon Wednesday. Weigle was arrested in a hospital bed after police were told he’d threatened to harm the neighbor.
Video shows the two trading insults on their properties in Greenwood June 27 before Weigle — apparently riding a lawnmower — pulls out a handgun.
The video then shows Indianapolis firefighter Dean Keller fire his gun and Weigle returning fire. Weigle suffered a chest wound. Keller wasn’t injured.
Weigle doesn’t yet have a lawyer on record. Cooper earlier determined Keller acted in self-defense and wouldn’t be charged.