Oakland City man fatally shoots father

By Herald Staff

Indiana State Police arrested Colin J. Cooper, 19, of Oakland City, Saturday in connection with a homicide that occurred at 430 S. Walnut St. in Oakland City.

Around 5:12 p.m. Saturday, Gibson County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a shooting with an injury at 430 S. Walnut St. When officers arrived at the residence, they discovered Calvin L. Cooper, 44, had been shot. Officers attempted to revive him by administering CPR and deploying an AED, but he succumbed to his injury and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Preliminary investigation revealed Colin Cooper and his father, Calvin Cooper, were involved in an altercation inside the residence when Colin Cooper shot his father. Colin Cooper resides at the residence where the shooting occurred. Calvin Cooper resides at 516 Walnut St. in Oakland City.

Colin Cooper is currently being held in the Gibson County Jail without bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

Indiana State Police were assisted by Oakland City Police, Gibson County Sheriff’s Office and Gibson County Coroner’s Office.




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