Two arrested after shooting in Warsaw leaves one man in critical condition

Staff Report

WARSAW — Two men have been arrested after a shooting at a residence on the south side of Warsaw early Saturday morning.

Police responded to a report of shots fired at 12:20 a.m. Saturday at 139 E. Baker St, according to a news release from Warsaw Police Department.

A 20-year-old man —  who police did not identify — suffered a gunshot wound to the back, believed to have been fired at point-blank range.

Two men at the scene were arrested.

Michael Raul Ramirez, 18, faces preliminary charges of criminal recklessness with a weapon, pointing a firearm, and battery with a deadly weapon – all felonies.  

Alonso Miguel Contreras, 21, was also arrested on a felony charge of battery, causing moderate bodily injury. 

Police believe a fight broke out in the front yard of the residence and that a gun was discharged during the altercation.

The alleged shooter, Ramirez, suffered a head wound believed to have been caused by the use of brass knuckles, which police later found on the roof of the home.

The victim was initially driven to Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital to be stabilized before being flown to Lutheran in Fort Wayne. As of Saturday night, he was listed in critical but stable condition in the ICU.