Police are looking for an Indiana man they say fatally shot another man as both were at a memorial service for a homicide victim.
The Indianapolis Star reported that police have identified 43-year-old Jeffery R. Buckley as a suspect in the September 30 shooting that left Kirk Shurill dead.
At the time of the shooting, the men were reportedly at the Persian Temple in Indianapolis — with about 200 other individuals — for a dinner in honor of Keith Williams, who was fatally shot 10 days earlier.
According to an affidavit filed by police, witnesses claim Shurill was in the parking lot burning out his car’s tires, which upset Buckley.
When the suspect stuck his head through one of the vehicle’s windows, police say Shurill drove off.
Buckley allegedly responded by firing at the vehicle and chasing after it. According to the witness, Shurill appeared to be reaching down into his vehicle at around the time Buckley began shooting.
“It turned into shots fired and now we have one person dead and another person on the run,” said Crime Stoppers’ Steve DuBois. “No reason that this should have happened.”
WXIN reported that Shurill was shot multiple times and found with more than 40 total wounds. He was pronounced dead after arriving at a local hospital.
The suspect reportedly fled the scene, but police say they found a handgun and shirt they believe belonged to him.
A K-9 unit was called in to assist with the initial investigation, according to WXIN.
Police obtained an arrest warrant for Buckley on Wednesday. They are asking anyone with information about his location to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 317-262-8477.
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