State Police investigate fatal shooting in Ripley County

Indiana State Police (ISP) are investigating an early-Wednesday morning shooting near Milan that resulted in the death of a Sunman man.

ISP Spokesman Sgt. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says that at approximately 12:02 a.m., ISP Troopers and Ripley County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported shooting at 7802 N. State Road 101 in Milan. He says that police arrived on the scene to discover the body of 50-year-old Ronald L. Mounts inside the home. Investigators say that Mounts died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

Wheeles says that another man, who authorities believed to be the shooter, was detained and questioned before being released. ISP say that they will not release the alleged shooter’s identity until additional investigative work is finished. They add that the alleged shooter’s identity will be released if an arrest is made.

Wheeles says that the investigation is ongoing. He asks that anyone with information about this case to contact State Police at (812) 689-5000. Tips and information can be left anonymously.