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Bartholomew County man who shot toddler and adult in custody following short police pursuit in Franklin

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Posted at 7:06 AM, Jun 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-02 14:08:48-04

HOPE — Law enforcement in Bartholomew County, with the help of Franklin police, have apprehended the man they believe to be responsible for a shooting that injured a 3-year-old and a 36-year-old man.

Robbie Perez, 36, was located driving his Silver Chevrolet HHR near I-65 in Johnson County. Afte a short pursuit, Perez was taken into custody, but found to be suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to the Bartholomoew County Sheriff's Office, Robbie Perez shot his brother, 36-year-old George Perez Jr. and a 3-year-old around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night in the 300 block of Elm Street in Hope.

George Perez Jr. has been released from the hospital, but the toddler remains in critical condition.

According to family, the shooting was result of a long term feud between the two.

Perez is preliminarily charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.