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Suspect in Shootings Also Targeted Pastor

(Michigan City, IN) - More details are known about two recent shootings on the same night in Michigan City. Joshua Cornelison is charged with murder and attempted murder along with burglary.


According to court documents, the first victim, Aaron Luncsford, was found with a gunshot wound to the head inside a residence at 1116 Buffalo Street. Just over ten minutes later, Paul Jones was inside his car when shot in the neck at 116 West Homer Street. A red Harley Davidson-style motorcycle was seen leaving the scene of both shootings.


Approximately one hour later, police said officers were called to The River of Life Church at 516 Decatur Street. A basement door was kicked in at the church, and Cornelison was taken into custody. Police said he bared a strong resemblance to the tattooed man described as the suspect in both shootings.


According to court documents, Cornelison told investigators he went to the church to shoot the pastor. The pastor he named as the target of his aggression, however, was already deceased.


The motive for the shootings is still under investigation.

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