North Judson Man Arrested After Shooting At Neighbor’s Home

A North Judson man was arrested Thursday after a bullet fired from his gun allegedly went through a young girl’s bedroom window and grazed her in the back.

At 12:30 a.m., Donnie Greer told Starke County police that he was awoken to the sound of a crash in his daughter’s bedroom. He thought at first that it may have been a shelf that fell, but then he heard his daughter crying. When he entered her room, he saw a bullet hole in the window and found that a bullet had grazed his daughter in the back. After canvassing the area, police found that the shot could have originated from a neighbor’s house.

Two officers went to the neighbor’s residence and reportedly found bullet casings on his front porch. Police spoke to homeowner Henry Allen who said he was shooting his gun at a gourd. When asked how a bullet went through his neighbor’s house, Allen said he fired the weapon after his neighbors were allegedly shooting at him. Police believed Allen to be impaired and took him into custody. Officers reportedly found ammunition in his pants pocket that belonged to the gun that he fired at his neighbor’s house. The gun and other evidence was taken from Allen’s house and from the crime scene.

Allen was arrested on a preliminary charge of Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon, a Class C Felony. His bond is set at $100,000 surety. An Indiana State Police detective helped collect evidence at the scene.