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Man critically injured in Anderson gas station shooting, suspect arrested

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Posted at 9:15 PM, Nov 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-07 08:53:10-05

ANDERSON — A man was critically injured inside an Anderson gas station Wednesday night when a person them multiple times.

According to Anderson police, the shooting happened at 5:45 p.m. at the Conoco Gas Station at 1002 Nichol Avenue.

Upon arrival of APD officers, a 28-year-old man was located with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds.

He was transported to an Indy area hospital in critical condition.

Police say a suspect entered the store and immediately began shooting the man before fleeing the area in a vehicle.

The suspect in the shooting fled the scene. On Thursday, police and SWAT searched a home in the 1500 block of West 4th Street and the suspect was taken into custody.

Bernard M. Stidhum is charged with attempted murder, unlawful carrying of a handgun and unlawful carrying of a handgun with a prior conviction.

Investigators are following multiple leads, according to APD.

The Anderson Police Department is asking anyone with information on the shooting to contact Detective Ryan Prado at 765-648-6755. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 (TIPS).