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Kokomo police arrest man accused in deadly double-shooting

2 killed in shooting that happened early Monday
Posted at 10:04 AM, Nov 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-24 13:56:26-05

KOKOMO — Kokomo police said Tuesday they arrested a man accused of fatally shooting two men early Monday.

A news release from the Kokomo Police Department said a 38-year-old Zachary Thomas was taken into custody and to the Howard County Criminal Justice Center.

The Howard County Prosecutor's Office charged Thomas with murder.

Officers with the Kokomo Police Department responded to the shooting around midnight Monday in the 800 block of North Ohio Street.

Police found two male victims, one inside a house and another outside.

The victim inside the house, later identified as 69-year-old Rodney Tolle, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, police said. Medics transported him to St. Vincent Hospital and he was later flown to an Indianapolis hospital for treatment.

On Wednesday, Kokomo police said Tolle died of his injuries.

The second victim, identified as 29-year-old Joshua D. Briscoe, was pronounced dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Capt. Mike Banush at 765-456-7276. People can also call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 1-800-262-8477.