Drug-related robbery leads to shooting


An attempted robbery that police describe as “drug-related” led to one person being shot early Monday morning on the north side of Seymour.

At 3:15 a.m., the Seymour Police Department responded to a report of a person with a gunshot wound at a home at 916 N. Ewing St.

One person has been arrested in relation to the case. Kianna M. Deleon, 26, of Medora was arrested by SPD and booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 9:15 p.m. Monday on a charge of robbery.

“Several adults and juveniles are believed to be involved, and multiple arrests and charges are forthcoming relating to this incident,” said Jeremy Helmsing, public information officer for SPD.

During the incident, several people forcibly entered the home of someone they knew over drug-related motives while armed with a stolen handgun, he said.

“Once inside, a physical struggle ensued,” Helmsing said. “At one point during the struggle, firearms were brought into action, resulting in one of the entrants being struck by gunfire.”

That individual, a man, suffered a gunshot wound and was flown to an area hospital and is currently receiving medical treatment but is in stable condition, Helmsing said.

At this time, police consider the shooting an isolated incident and have identified all parties involved, none of which were involved in the shooting in the 300 block of South Vine Street that occurred Sept. 1, Helmsing said.

That case also remains open, and no arrests have been made.

Find the story in Wednesday’s Tribune.

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