Teen detained after Kokomo shooting

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A teenager was detained after a shooting in Kokomo early Sunday morning.

Officers found 23-year-old Taurean Jones of Kokomo lying in a yard in the 1100 block of E. Mulberry Street with a head wound just before 5 am. Medics took Jones to St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo and were lifelined to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Investigators learned several shots were fired in an altercation and that a 17-year-old male was involved in the shooting. He was detained and taken to the Kinsey Youth Center.

Jones was able to give police information about the shooting before he was taken to the hospital. He underwent surgery Sunday afternoon and was listed in critical condition.

Police do not believe the shooting is related to recent shootings in Kokomo.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at 765-456-7017, Det. Scott Purtee at 765-456-7322, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS.