Gun Dealer Suspects Sought in Sunday Shooting

Gun Dealer Suspects Sought in Sunday Shooting


Authorities in Jennings County, Indiana say a gun dealer was shot and killed during a robbery of his business west of North Vernon, likely on Sunday.

Officers found the body of Scott Maxie, 61, on the floor of his business, Muscatatuck Outdoors, along County Road 200 South Sunday night. An autopsy showed Maxie died of a single gunshot wound to the head and he had been killed inside his store, according to a Jennings County Sheriff’s Dept. statement released late Monday.


Sheriff’s officers, state troopers and federal ATF agents also determined 47 guns had been stolen from the business, the statement said. ATF said in a separate statement that the guns include handguns and long guns.

Investigators checked out tips in Indianapolis and closer to Jennings County throughout the day Monday. Officers remained on the scene until 7:30 p.m. Monday, the statement said.

ATF and the National Shooting Sports Foundation offer a reward of up to $10,000 for information in the case.

Anyone with tips is asked to call the Jennings County Sheriff’s Dept., 812-346-8642; Indiana State Police, 812-689-5000; or the ATF Field Office, 317-287-3500.