WARSAW — Area police are investigating a late-night shooting that apparently happened near Claypool and led police to a gas station in Warsaw.
Shortly after 11:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, officers with the Warsaw Police Department were dispatched to the Lassus Handy Dandy gas station located at 702 S. Buffalo St, Warsaw, for a subject with possible gunshot wounds.
Police found Andres Garcia, 38, Cromwell, with left arm and abdominal wounds, which were reportedly the result of a shooting.
The male driver who transported Garcia to the scene, Pedro Macias, 46, Ligonier, claimed to have been struck by a pistol on the left side of his head. Garcia was taken by Samaritan Air Ambulance to an area hospital and remains in critical condition. It was determined that the incident occurred in the Caldwell Lake area, near Claypool, prompting a call to Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office detectives.
Macias guided investigators to the crime scene, where a firearm and witnesses were subsequently found. The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Warsaw and Winona Lake police departments and the Indiana State Police.
This is a developing incident, and additional information will be forthcoming when available. Anyone with information as to this investigation is urged to contact the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office at (574) 267-5667.