Police obtain warrant for suspect in Paoli shooting

From local sources

The Indiana State Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect believed to be involved with Monday’s shooting north of Paoli (previous story here).


Investigators are actively looking for John Robert Carpenter, 35.

Carpenter, a white male who is 6 feet tall and weighs 175 pounds, has blue eyes and brown hair; however, he is believed to currently have a shaved head.

Photographs of Carpenter indicate that he has facial hair.

Carpenter was last seen driving a red and gray 1991 Dodge Ram 150, single cab, two-wheel-drive pickup truck with Indiana registration TK913LGC.

Carpenter is believed to be the gunman involved in the shooting Monday that killed Nicholas Fields and Cory Michael Harris and injured Daniel Smitson.

Police say Carpenter is considered armed and dangerous.

Investigators ask that anyone who observes Carpenter not approach him; rather, dial 911 immediately and inform dispatchers of your information.

Photo courtesy Indiana State Police
This photo of a 1991 Dodge truck is similar to that of the vehicle Carpenter was last seen driving. The quality of the paint job on Carpenter's truck is in poor condition compared to this photograph.

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