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Two arrested in Jeffersonville Police shooting


Police in southern Indiana have arrested of one of the suspect wanted in Thursday night's shooting of two Jeffersonville Police officers.

22-year-old Vincent Windell, Jr. was taken into custody at 11:30 a.m. Friday in New Albany. The search continues for 37-year-old Robert Datillo. He is also believed to be involved in the shootings that left 39-year-old Cpl. Dan Lawhorn and 32-year-old Officer Keith Broady wounded.

Police tell WAVE 3 a third person was also arrested in this case. Kyle Bieber is reported to be a nephew of Datillo. His arrest was related to a Feb. 5 incident at a convenience store. What charges he may be facing in the shootings of Lawhorn and Broady is unclear at this time.

The shootings happened between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Motel 6 off Eastern Blvd. That's when police say Lawhorn and Broady were allegedly ambushed by Datillio and Windell.

Lawhorn, who has been with the Jeffersonville Police Department for 11 years, was shot in the leg; Broady was shot in the chest, in an area that was unprotected by his bulletproof vest. He has been with the department for 4-1/2 years. Both men were listed in stable condition at University Hospital Friday morning.

A staging area was set up around noon in the south end near Fegenbush Lane.

We do know that police may have located a car that was involved in the shooting, and were trying to make contact with the people inside the home.

That's all police are saying at this time, but will bring you the latest information as soon as it becomes available.There are three public schools near the staging area: Luhr Elementary, Smyrna Elementary and Moore High School - which is the only school on heightened security at this time.

Whitfield Academy is also in the area, but school officials tell us all the students are safe.

Jeffersonville Police Detective Todd Hollis told us they believe Datillo may be the shooter, and he confirmed that police located Windell's green Ford off of Hwy. 62 and Vissing Park Road.

Police say Datillo should be considered armed and dangerous. Hollis said Datillo "has outstanding warrants out of Jefferson County and Hart County in Kentucky. Those warrants advise that he is considered armed and dangerous, and an escape risk."

Both officers were listed in serious condition at University Hospital Friday afternoon.