News Sections
Authorities Investigating Late-Night Shooting
Updated May 5, 2013 1:02 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
 Print    Archive    RSS

(COLUMBUS, IN) - A Bartholomew County man was shot multiple times late Monday night.

Police officials are now searching for 35-year-old Juevencio Montez, who has been listed as a person of interest in the shooting case.

Authorities warn that Montez is considered armed and dangerous.

38-year-old Alberto Esparza Avitia was shot at Heritage Heights mobile home park in Bartholemew County and is in stable condition at an Indianapolis Hospital.

Avitia was shot in the back shortly before midnight.

Police then searched a residence in the neighborhood to see if their were any other victims.

Officials did not find the suspect in the shooting, nor did they find any additional victims; instead officers located 10 pounds of marijuana stored inside a diaper box, methamphetamine and a handgun.

Montez is described as Hispanic, 5-feet, 7-inches tall and 165 pounds.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department, 379-1650.

« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW

1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2018 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback  |  Public File