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South side shooting suspect arrested in Illinois

Posted at 10:10 AM, Apr 16, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- IMPD says the suspect wanted in connection for two shootings on the city's south side Saturday morning was captured in Joliet, Illinois. 

Just after 10:00 a.m., officers responded to the Marriott Hotel located in the 4600 block of Southport Crossings Drive on a report of a person shot. When they arrived, they found Sarah McKinney, 23, with multiple gunshot wounds. She was taken to the hospital in critical, but stable condition. 

Shortly after, officers responded to the 2900 block of Carson Drive for a person shot. When they arrived, they found Darryl Nichols, 37, of Indianapolis with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital in critical, but stable condition. 

According to IMPD, detectives later learned that the suspect, Paul Thompson, 38, walked into the Marriott Hotel just before 10:00 a.m. and found McKinney in the kitchen area on the first floor and allegedly shot her multiple times. He then allegedly went to the home on Carson Drive and shot Nichols multiple times. 

According to police, Thompson and McKinney, who were in the process of breaking up, have two children together. McKinney had recently filed an order of protection against Thompson. 

Thompson and both victims worked at the hotel, but on different shifts. 

No one else was injured in the shootings. 

IMPD syas Thompson has an outstanding warrant from Marion County for intimidation. He will be held in Joliet and extradited back to Indianapolis in the coming days.

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