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Kokomo man killed at Howard County Vietnam Veterans Campgrounds

henry hank hanson
Posted at 5:51 PM, Sep 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-10 21:39:38-04

HOWARD COUNTY — A Kokomo man is dead and a suspect has been arrested after a shooting early Saturday morning in Greentown.

Howard County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the Howard County Vietnam Veterans Campgrounds around 5 a.m.

According to preliminary information, the suspect, a 51-year-old man, was a guest at 47-year-old's Henry Henson's campsite and there was an argument before the shooting.

Deputies say when the two parties briefly separated, the suspect pointed to a gun that was on his waist and "a struggle for the handgun ensued." During the struggle, a single shot was fired that hit Henson in the chest. He died at the scene.

"He was truly a gentle giant," friend Chris Sutton said.

The suspect was found on scene and detained without incident. He faces multiple preliminary charges including voluntary manslaughter, intimidation and criminal recklessness. WRTV is not naming him because formal charges have not been filed.

Henson's autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Deputies say the case is active and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ernie Shirey at 765-614-3449.

An All Veterans Reunion is scheduled to begin Monday at the campgrounds.

WRTV Reporter Kara Kenney contributed to this report.