Suspect charged with attempted murder

Wesley Webb
Wesley Webb

A North Vernon man is being charged with attempted murder after a shooting yesterday afternoon.

58-year-old Wesley D. Webb was arrested after an afternoon of heated arguments with the victim, another adult male that lived in the same home in the 100 block of Baker Street.

Sgt. Andrew Richmond with the North Vernon Police Department said officers were first called to the address at about 1 p.m. about a dispute between the two. While there, officers became concerned about the living conditions at the home and about a child living in the home. The Indiana Department of Child Services were called to the scene.

About two hours later police were called back to the scene on a report that someone had been shot. Witnesses said that the argument between the two men got more heated, leading to the shooting.  The victim is in serious but stable condition and his name has not yet been released.