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Man arrested for murder in Rockport shooting

A shooting in Rockport Wednesday night ended with one man dead and another in police custody for murder.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night, Spencer County Sheriff’s Department dispatch received a 911 call of shots fired in the area of Seminary and South 9th streets in Rockport.

Officers from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, Rockport City Police and Indiana State Police arrived on scene and discovered one subject shot. Police gave on-scene life-saving measures until Spencer County EMS arrived on scene and took over the care of the patient.

The victim, identified as 18-year-old Zane Lee of Rockport, died of his injuries. During the course of the investigation it was determined there was probable cause to arrest Joseph Allen Petry, 19, also of Rockport, for Lee’s murder.

Petry is being held at the Spencer County Detention Center on an initial charge of Murder.

Assisting at the scene were Detectives and Troopers from the Jasper Post, Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, Rockport City Police Department, Spencer County EMS, Ohio Township Fire Department, Spencer County Coroner and Indiana State Police Crime Scene Investigators.

Joseph Allen Petry

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