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18-year-old shot, killed in Bartholomew County

Posted at 11:54 AM, Nov 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-01 13:43:14-05

HOPE, Ind. — An 18-year-old man is dead after a shooting Saturday night in Hope.

Police and deputies found Jesse Bragg, 18, of Hope with a gunshot wound inside a home in the 300 block of Elm Street. He died at the scene.

Coroner Clayton Nolting ruled Bragg's death a homicide caused by a gunshot to the chest.

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office says another 18-year-old man from Fowler was arrested on a reckless homicide charge.

Bartholomew County prosecutors on Thursday charged Joseph T. Kidwell with reckless homicide, a level 5 felony carries a sentence of one to six years in prison if convicted.

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