WARSAW — A suspect in an Oct. 8 shooting in Warsaw that injured two people has been arrested in Elkhart County.
Russell Keigan Harty, 18, 1306 Oriole Drive, Warsaw, was booked in the Elkhart County Correctional Facility on Sunday, Nov. 10. He was wanted on two felony warrants for probation violation and robbery.
The shooting appears to be the result of a drug deal gone bad.
On Oct 8, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department went to a residence regarding a report of shots fired in the back part of Harrison Ridge, a housing addition off of Husky Trail. According to court documents, the officers found a man at the scene who said he had been shot in the right triceps area by Harty.
The man said he was at the scene with a juvenile and two other people to meet with Harty in order to sell him marijuana. They arrived and met with both Harty and Naquan Rasheed Williams, 17, Warsaw. Harty then pulled a handgun, with Williams and Harty telling the four people to empty their pockets and give them the marijuana. While the four people attempted to flee the scene, Harty fired three rounds from the handgun. One of the rounds struck Williams in the shoulder and chest area, and a second round grazed a man in the right tricep.
Through interviews with the four people, police learned they were meeting with Harty to sell him two ounces of marijuana and that Harty and Williams attempted to rob them. Through the investigation, officers learned that Williams was an accomplice with Harty in the robbery and was shot in the confusion.
Williams was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Oct. 8 and is charged with armed robbery, a level 3 felony; and theft, a class A misdemeanor.
Harty is charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery, both level 3 felonies; criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon, a level 6 felony; and theft, a class A misdemeanor.