LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department Investigates Shooting

A LaPorte County woman was injured and her ex-husband was later found dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department officers were called to a residence in Coolspring Township on Monday on a call that shots were fired. A 41-year-old female was found at the scene with a soft tissue injury to her back and side. The victim had been shot at while inside the home. The suspect reportedly fired at her and barely missed her. Police believe that the victim was injured by glass fragments and window fragments caused by the bullet that went through the window.

After further investigation, LaPorte police discovered that the victim and her ex-husband had domestic issues and child custody issues and police believed 41-year-old Scott Bailey fired the weapon at the victim. Police attempted to locate Bailey throughout the day Monday but was not successful.

On Tuesday, officers were called to a residence in Michiana Shores and reportedly found that Bailey had suffered a single self-inflicted gunshot wound. The LaPorte County Coroner was called and pronounced Bailey dead. The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department then cleared the scene.

The victim was treated and released from the hospital.