ISP Investigating Murder-Suicide in Rural Harrison County

Written from press release

Harrison County, Ind. — June 21, 2024

Detectives and crime scene investigators with the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg are investigating a shooting that left two people dead and one with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the arm.

Just after 6 p.m. on Friday, Harrison County officers and ISP troopers responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting at a residence on the 3000 block of Mosquito Creek Road, located in southern Harrison County near the town of Laconia. Upon arrival, officers and emergency medical personnel encountered 56-year-old Marion Young, who had been shot in the arm. Young had run to a nearby residence to report the incident. He was then transported to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment.

Harrison County officers attempted to make contact with individuals at the residence where the shooting occurred but received no response. Upon clearing and checking the residence, they discovered a deceased man and woman lying outside the back door of the rural home. Investigators identified the deceased as 84-year-old Donald Ray Weaver and 82-year-old Virginia Y. Scofield, the mother of Marion Young.

ISP detectives and crime scene technicians responded to the residence and University Hospital to investigate the incident. Preliminary investigations suggest that Weaver and Young had a verbal argument earlier in the evening. Young stepped outside the residence when Weaver exited the house with a handgun and shot at Young, striking him in the arm. After Young ran to a neighbor’s house to call 911, more gunshots could be heard coming from the house. Investigators believe Weaver shot and killed Scofield, who had stepped outside after the initial shots were fired, before turning the gun on himself.

The investigation is ongoing. Autopsies have been scheduled for Monday, June 24, 2024. Harrison County officers and the Harrison County Coroner’s Office assisted in the investigation.

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