Double shooting suspect who injured toddler also shot himself before capture, police say

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Indiana police arrested 35-year-old Robbie L. Perez of Columbus, who is suspected of shooting two people including a 2-year-old boy and relative.

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The wanted suspect involved in anthat injured two people, including a toddler, has been apprehended by police after shooting himself, officials said.

Robbie Perez, 35, of Columbus, was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to the Bartholomew County Sheriff's office.Deputies from theand police officers with the Hope Police Department responded to a shooting call at a residence at 11:25 p.m. Thursday night. There, they found an injured 36-year-old male and a toddler boy with gunshot wounds. An earlier police statement said the boy was two, but he is in fact 3-years-old.

Robbie L. Perez, 35, was arrested Friday in connection to a shooting involving his family members, including an injured 3-year-old boy.Sheriff Chris Lane identified Perez as a suspect. The sheriff said Friday morning that Perez was on the run and considered armed and dangerous. At around 10:49 a.m. Friday, the silver Chevrolet HHR allegedly being driven by Perez was spotted heading westbound on East King Street near the intersection with Interstate 65 in Johnson County, Lane said in a statement.

Officers with the Franklin Police Department were able to locate the vehicle and attempted to stop it. Police knew the vehicle type and license plate number and saw it driving in the downtown area, Franklin Police Captain Scott Carter said, according to the Daily Journal.

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