Interstate 80 shooting suspect arrested

2011-02-22T18:35:00Z 2011-02-22T20:34:47Z Interstate 80 shooting suspect arrestedBy Lindsay Machak lindsay.machak@nwi.com, (219) 933-3246 nwitimes.com

Indiana State Police arrested a Michigan City man five days after he allegedly shot at a couple with a child on Interstate 80 over suspected road rage near the Lake Station exit.

About 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, police from Fountain County, Ind., and Crawfordsville found a Dodge Charger sought in connection with Thursday's I-80 shooting. It was traveling west on Interstate 74 west of Crawfordsville.

The driver, Aaron Di Shon Windom, 25, forced police into a short pursuit, a state police news release states.

The release states Windom is suspected of shooting at a semitrailer on the expressway as police were chasing him. The driver of the semi was not injured. Officials placed stop sticks in Windom's path. They punctured one of the front tires and caused Windom to lose control of the vehicle.

Windom ditched the car and ran into a nearby area, the release states. With the help of a police dog, state police were able to locate Windom in a nearby body of water near Veedersburg.

He was taken to Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health in Crawfordsville, where he is being treated for hypothermia. He is facing local charges in Fountain County as well as Lake County in connection with the expressway shootings.

The Dodge Charger allegedly used in the crimes was reported stolen Thursday in a carjacking in the suburbs of Milwaukee. The suspect described in the carjacking matches the description of Windom, the release states.

In addition to being wanted on several unrelated warrants from Lake and LaPorte counties, Windom also is listed as a person of interest in a homicide investigation in Lake County.

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