The Indiana State Police, in cooperation with multi-agencies were able to identify, locate and apprehend the suspect in the shooting that occurred on the evening of February 17, 2011 on I-80 westbound at the Lake Station exit.
The Dodge Charger that was suspected to be involved in the shooting was located on I-74 in Montgomery County. A Fountain County Sheriff’s Deputy and Crawfordsville Police Officer were able to get behind the vehicle where a pursuit began. At one point during the pursuit, a 2008 Freightliner semi-box trailer was shot at and hit twice by the suspect in the Charger. The driver of the semi was not injured. Stop sticks were deployed and the suspect’s front tire blew; the vehicle lost control and went off the road into a tree line. The driver then fled on foot into the wooded area. Trooper Jon Eads and his K-9 Nico were able to locate and apprehend the suspect who was hiding in water. A weapon was also located and recovered.
The suspect, Aaron Di Shon Windom, 25, of Michigan City, Indiana, was taken to Saint Elizabeth’s Health Care Hospital in Crawfordsville for hypothermia. He may be taken to Fountain County Jail where he faces local charges. He will later be transported and charged at the Lake County Jail in Crown Point.
The silver 2007 Dodge Charger involved was reportedly stolen in a car-jacking that occurred in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 17, 2011. The description of the alleged carjacker closely matches the description of the suspect involved in the Indiana shootings.
Windom is also wanted on several warrants out of Lake and LaPorte Counties. He is also a person of interest in a homicide in Lake County.