Second Arrest Made After Shooting at Clarksville Police Chief’s House

Staff report

Clarksville, Indiana – November 30, 2023

Authorities from the Indiana State Police (ISP) Sellersburg division have arrested an 18-year-old suspect, James Louis Wall, in connection to the shooting incident targeting the residence of the Clarksville Police chief that occurred in September 2022. Wall faces charges of two counts of attempted murder and one count of Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm, according to ISP detectives.

The incident, which took place on September 18, 2022, saw multiple rounds fired into the residence of the Clarksville Police chief. Although no injuries were reported, the investigation by ISP detectives, in collaboration with Clarksville Police Department officials, recovered numerous shell casings and confirmed that several rounds had penetrated the residence.

ISP Detective Chris Tucker spearheaded the ongoing investigation, which previously led to the arrest of a 16-year-old male juvenile on November 13, 2022. The juvenile faced charges of two counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm.

Continuing the probe and convinced of the involvement of multiple individuals, Detective Tucker pursued leads and evidence over the past year. This effort included the issuance and execution of more than 20 subpoenas and search warrants, along with numerous interviews aimed at gathering relevant information and identifying responsible parties.

On November 13, 2023, based on the sustained investigation, Detective Tucker secured an arrest warrant for James Louis Wall, an 18-year-old resident of Clarksville, Indiana. The warrant charged Wall with two counts of attempted murder, classified as a Level 1 Felony, and one count of Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm, classified as a Level 5 Felony.

Today, on November 30, 2023, the Indiana State Police, in collaboration with the Clarksville Police Department, successfully located and apprehended James Wall in Clarksville, Indiana. Trooper Tim Barclay oversaw Wall’s arrest and promptly transferred him into the custody of the Clark County Jail without any further incident.

Throughout the comprehensive investigation, detectives and officers from the Clarksville Police Department actively supported Detective Tucker’s efforts.

The case remains ongoing as authorities continue to pursue all leads and evidence related to the shooting incident targeting the Clarksville Police chief’s residence.

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